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How to apply

Alumni are eligible for free membership of the Library.

Apply online

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Virtual Advisory Help Service, or visit Western Bank Library or the Health Sciences Library during staffed hours.

Membership details

As an Alumni member, you can

  • Access Western Bank Library and The Health Sciences Library at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Access the Information Commons, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-6pm
  • Consult the Library’s print collections - thousands of books, journals and other resources
  • Borrow up to 5 items at a time. Items will automatically renew unless someone else requests them
  • Discover materials using StarPlus
  • Request books and manage your Library Account through StarPlus
  • Explore our unique and original library collections

Services available

  • Guest WiFi (please ask at a Library Information point for details)
  • Self-service photocopiers/scanners
  • Onsite access to some e-journals - complete a registration form to use the dedicated Walk-in access PCs in Western Bank Library and the Health Sciences Library sites to view electronic journals where the publisher permits access, in addition to many open access journals

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