Joining the Library

Postgraduate Students

You do not need to apply to join the Library.  Your combined University/Library card is produced when you register for your course.


Issued by Borrowing Entitlement University IT account
  • Research Postgraduates
The Graduate Office 40 items for 6 months
Yes
  • Research Postgraduates by distance learning
The Graduate Office 40 items for 6 months by personal visit
or for 6 weeks by postal loan excluding short loan items
Yes
  • Taught Postgraduates
The Graduate Office 25 items for 4 weeks Yes
  • Taught Postgraduates by distance learning
The Graduate Office 25 items for 4 weeks by personal visit
or for 6 weeks by postal loan excluding short loan items
Yes
  • Taught Postgraduates (PGCE)
The Graduate Office 40 items for 4 weeks Yes

If you require an extension, or you are resitting, writing up or in suspense


Apply to*
Borrowing Entitlement University IT account
  • Research Postgraduates
    (Writing Up)
The Graduate Office 40 items for 6 months
No Inter-Library Loans
Yes
  • Taught Postgraduates
The Graduate Office 25 items for 4 weeks
No Inter-Library Loans
Yes

*A fee is payable.

If you wish to join pre-registration or between courses


Membership Available University IT account
  • Students who are not yet registered with the University but have been accepted for a degree or higher degree course or who have completed a first degree and are awaiting acceptance onto another programme
Reference card free of charge. External borrowing card (4 items for 4 weeks excluding short loan items) £20 for 3 months No
  • University of Leicester Taught Postgraduate students accepted but not yet registered for a PhD

Extension to existing University/Library card for up to 3 months on receipt of guarantor confirmation from your Academic Department

Yes, on application to the Computer Centre

Visiting and elective students


Apply to Borrowing Entitlement University IT account
  • Students formally located with Academic Departments but not registered on University of Leicester courses
The Registry 20 items for 4 weeks
No Inter-Library Loans
Yes

Graduates

If you have graduated from the University of Leicester or are an Honorary Graduate you are welcome to apply for Alumni membership.

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