How can I join as a member of the public?



The Albert Sloman library can be used by members of the public over 16 years of age as a place to study, with reference use of the material on the shelves. We don't currently ask you to 'join' as a member, only to sign in our visitors book at the Library Helpdesk, on arrival.

Access times

Members of the public can access the Albert Sloman library:

Term - time (October - Beginning of June): 8am - Midnight every day

Summer vacation: 8am - 8pm weekdays, 12pm - 8pm weekends

E-resource access

We can offer a limited set of 'walk-in' e-resources on specific computer terminals in the library. If this is required please ask at the Library Helpdesk. More information in the link below.

Children in the library policy

More information on visiting with children under 15 years of age can be found in our Children in the Library FAQ.

Wifi / PCs

There is no access to the PCs in the library. However, if you bring your own device, you can connect to Guest Wifi (more information in the link below).



The Forum library is a public library, open to everyone. Members of the public can read our books in the library but cannot borrow them.

To access e-resources, you will need to ask the staff on the Ground Floor to see the University Librarian. We will then ask you to fill in a form. You can then access the databases using the public library computers on the 1st floor of The Forum. Access to the 2nd Floor of The Forum is not available to external users. 



No access to members of the public.


  • Last Updated Sep 01, 2023
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