Associate library membership

If you are not a registered member of the university, and are over 18, you may be able to take out associate library membership.

Student Support (Non medical helper) Reference Access Card

If you are employed to provide enabling study support to University of Plymouth students registered with Disability Assist, you can apply for a free library access reference card for ease of access to the library via the internal barriers. A reference card allows you to use the library for study and to refer to print materials. Borrowing and access to e-resources is not included. Further details available on the application form in the attachments at the bottom of this article.

Library Associate membership

  • Library Associate membership normally involves a fee of £60.00 per annum (including VAT) and is granted to those with a specific identifiable need to use our facilities which could not be met by the public library services (e.g. in support of professional development; personal research activity)
  • Graduates of Plymouth University automatically become part of the alumni community and are entitled to 50% discount on annual membership.
  • Library Associate Members may borrow up to 6 items for a period of 6 weeks. If another user requests an item out on loan, an email will be sent requesting the return of the item within 7 days.
  • Associate membership only permits access to physical stock in the library - we regret we cannot provide access to electronic journals, articles and databases. We cannot provide an Inter Library Loan service for associate members.

To apply for Library Associate membership fill in the form attached at the end of this article. The completed form should be submitted at the Reception Desk on Level 1 of the Library or emailed to . Allow up to 5 working days for a library card to be made up once your application has been accepted.