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Sixth form and further education students

Students from sixth form and further education institutions can use our libraries for free.

All Cardiff University libraries are currently closed to members of the public. We are unable to offer new library membership as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) but you can still access our Useful resources. We will update this page when the service is available.

Before you visit

Before you plan your visit, take a look at our welcome guide and check out the different libraries we offer. You will learn about the subjects and facilities in each library, as well as any restrictions on access.

Visiting our libraries

You are welcome to use our libraries for reference purposes: you can browse our collections in the libraries, check the library catalogue LibrarySearch and use the study spaces. Staff at the enquiry desk will be happy to answer your questions.

Joining our libraries

Students from sixth form and further education institutions in Wales are able to borrow under the Community membership scheme. You can:

Learn how to borrow books

How to join

Complete section A of the membership form and then ask a member of staff at your school or college to complete section B.

Community membership form for sixth form students

Community membership form for sixth form and further education students.

Please bring your completed form and your school or college ID to either Senghennydd Library or Health Library during the following hours:

LibraryRegistration times
Senghennydd LibraryMonday to Friday 09:00-21:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00 (during semester time)
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:30 (during vacation time)
Health LibraryMonday to Friday 10:00-15:00 (please contact the Health Library before visiting to check that ID card service is available)

Useful resources

Cardiff University resources

The Cardiff University Library Service has created a number of online resources for self-study. The following tutorials have been highlighted as particularly helpful for Welsh baccalaureate, EPQ and Further Education programmes:

Freely available resources

Directory of Open Access Journals: This community-curated directory provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

Access to Research: Free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles, available from any participating public library in the UK. Access many of the world’s best academic papers and use the database to find a library near you where you can view the full text.