Library Card

Your Library Card

Students and staff on University contracts have a combined University ID card/Library card. Staff employed through Unitemps and external users have laminated Library cards.

Please do not allow anyone else to use your card. Keep your Library card safe as you are responsible for its use and all the items issued to it. Cards must not be marked, defaced, altered or deliberately damaged in any way. Lost or stolen cards must be reported to the Library immediately. A charge is made for replacement cards.

Any misuse of Library cards is a breach of Library regulations and is subject to sanctions. The University Library reserves the right to withdraw any Library cards that have been deemed to have been misused in any way.

Your Library number

This is on your University ID card or Library card, and begins with 075.

Lost cards

If you have lost your University ID or Library card you should inform the Library during staffed service hours, so that Library staff can block your card. Lost Library cards could be used to gain access to the Library and other University buildings and can be used to borrow items without your consent.

Replacement student cards can be requested from the Charles Wilson Student Services Centre.

Staff on University contracts can order replacements from University Security 8.30am-3.45pm. All other Library users should ask at the Library Reception Desk during staffed hours. There is a charge for replacement cards.

Your Library account

For students and staff on University contracts, your online Library account is accessed using your University IT username and password. This allows you to make full use of the Library Search including viewing your Library account, renewing your loans, placing holds, booking Group Study Rooms and making requests for Document Supply services.

For staff employed through Unitemps and external members, your Library account is accessed using your Library number and password. If you do not have a password, please contact us on or (0116) 252 2043 and we'd be happy to set one for you.

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