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:
- borrow up to two items at any one time from our 2 week and 4 week loan collections
- use the walk-in access to eResources service.
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.
|Senghennydd Library||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)
|Health Library||Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00 (please contact the Health Library before visiting to check that ID card service is available)|
Cardiff University resources
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- Assessing the quality of your sources
- Critically reading your sources
- Avoiding plagiarism: Citing and referencing
- Harvard Referencing
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.