Members of the public are welcome to visit or join our campus-based libraries.
All Cardiff University libraries are currently closed to members of the public and we are unable to offer new library membership as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will update this page when the service is available.
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.
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.
People studying, living and working in the Cardiff area are able to become a member through CLIC (Cardiff: Libraries in Cooperation). A list of participating libraries and information about how it works is available on the CLIC website.
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 or CLIC member you will need to apply for a library card. These are issued at the following times and locations:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 21:00, Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (during semester time)
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:30 (during vacation time).
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 15:00 (please contact the Health Library before visiting to check that ID card service is available)
Please complete and bring a membership form:
Please complete our membership form to join and use our libraries.
CLIC members will also need:
- a letter of referral from your home library
- your home library card.