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General public

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

You can visit most of our libraries and browse our print based resources without a membership. Check the access arrangements to each library on our Locations and opening hours page. You can also access some eResources through our walk-in access to eResources service. Additionally, you can use our photocopying service.

If you want to borrow books from our libraries you'll need to become a member. To see more information about our services for members, see our information on borrowing books.

Membership options

Personal membership

Join us as a personal member to borrow books and request items.

There is a charge of £60 for one year or £150 for three years for personal membership. You can borrow up to 6 items at any one time from our 2 week and 4 week loan collections.

CLIC membership

CLIC membership has now re-opened.

People studying, living and working in the Cardiff area are able to become a member through CLIC (Cardiff: Libraries in Cooperation). Please contact librarymembership@cardiff.ac.uk for details on how to join.

There is a charge of £10 for one year or £25 for three years for CLIC membership. You can borrow up to 2 items at any one time from our 2 week and 4 week loan collections.

How to join

To join as a personal member you will need to apply for a library card. Please complete our online membership form to join and use our libraries. Library staff will contact you by telephone Monday-Friday between 09:00-17:00 to take payment for your library membership.