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Last Updated: 04 Oct 2019     Views: 529


Your Library card is the student ID card issued to you at enrolment. This card identifies you as a student of the University and you need to bring it with you every time you visit the Library.

University Staff:

Members of staff have a library account created automatically and your library card is your staff ID card. If you require an in-depth introduction to the Library and the research services that we offer please contact the Academic Subject Librarian for your subject area.


If you are a graduate of the University of Lincoln you are entitled to join the Library as an associate reader, free of charge. Alumni members are able to borrow up to six books at a time, but other library services, including online access to resources, are not available. Please complete the associate reader application form to apply.

Associate readers:

Anyone (aged 18 or over) who is not a member of staff or a student at the University can apply for Associate membership. There are two memberships available – reference only and borrowing. For further information, to view the terms and conditions and apply please visit the associate reader form.

Sconul users:

If you are a student at another UK University, you could use our library by applying through the Sconul scheme. There are two stages to the application process:

  • Step 1 - To check that your University participates in the scheme, and to apply for Sconul membership, go to
  • Step 2 - Once you have received an e-mail confirming your eligibility to join the scheme, you will then need to complete an associate reader application form. Please ensure that you attach all required documentation, as detailed on the form.


Members of the public may use the Library for reference purposes with proof of identification and address. Visitors are only admitted between the hours of 08.30 and 19.00 (Monday to Thursday) and until 17:00 Friday, Saturday & Sunday.


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