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Visiting and membership

Most of our libraries are open and available to everyone, with access to a wide range of electronic and print-based resources.

You're welcome to visit most of our libraries and use the resources within the library. Check the access arrangements to each library on our Locations and opening hours page.

If you wish to borrow books you'll need to join and become a library member. We have a range of membership options available depending on your circumstances. Retired staff members are also entitled to full library membership: please ask library staff for more details.

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NHS staff

Using our libraries as an NHS staff member.

Mature students in the library

General public

Members of the public are welcome to visit or join our libraries.



Cardiff University alumni can borrow items from our libraries.

Student with book

Visiting staff and students

Membership requirements for visiting staff and students.

Two students in a library

Sixth form and further education students

Membership information for sixth form and further education students.