Access to University facilities

Learn how you can sign up for a selection of library and sports memberships designed exclusively for alumni.

Library services

As an alum, you have access to the University's libraries and can borrow up to six items at a time, not including short loan items. You can also access certain electronic resources by using the Walk-In Access to our Electronic Resources service.


There is an initial £10 charge to issue the library photo card (this must be renewed annually at £25 per year).

To sign up for a library photo card, visit the Senghennydd Library and take one form of photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence) with you.

Sports facilities

Alumni staying in Cardiff can access the full range of University Sports & Exercise facilities with a discounted membership.

To find out more visit the Cardiff University Fitness & Squash Centre on Park Place.