Visiting staff and students
Students, researchers, academics and staff from other higher education institutions can join our libraries using our dedicated membership schemes.
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.
Staff, researchers, taught postgraduates and distance learners from participating higher education institutions are able to borrow under the SCONUL Access scheme. Your home institution can provide details on how to apply.
Under the SCONUL Access scheme you can join as a Cardiff University member, which means you are able to:
Cardiff Met undergraduates can join our libraries under our reciprocal scheme. Speak to your home library for information on how to apply.
You'll be able to borrow up to two items at any one time from our 2 week and 4 week loan collections.
RWCMD undergraduates can join our libraries under our reciprocal scheme. Speak to your home library for information on how to apply.
You'll be able to borrow up to two items at any one time from our 2 week and 4 week loan collections and access the Music library during restricted access hours.
If you are a full time undergraduate from any other SCONUL Access institution or are a regular visitor to our libraries, you may want to get a Reference/Access-only ID card.
Please note: you will not be entitled to borrow books with this card.
How to join
To join any of these schemes you will need to fill in a membership form:
Please complete our membership form to join and use our libraries.
|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)|
Please also bring any additional required information for your scheme:
|Membership scheme||Additional information|
|SCONUL Access||Copy of your SCONUL confirmation email|
Home institution ID card
|Cardiff Metropolitan University undergraduates||Letter/email of introduction from your home library|
Cardiff Met ID card
|Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama undegraduates||Letter/email of introduction from your home library|
RWCMD ID card
To see more information about our services for members, see our Borrowing books page. If you have any questions about our membership schemes, please get in touch.