Staff membership

New members of staff should obtain a staff card on joining the University. You can visit the University Library to have your card produced once you receive an email from HR informing you that you can log in to Employee Self Service (ESS). 

Your must bring your staff card with you every time you use the Library as this identifies you as a valid library user and allows you to gain access to the Library through our entry turnstiles. Your staff card is not transferable and you will be held responsible for all items borrowed on it. 

If you forget your staff card

You can use our temporary card kiosk to obtain a 24 hour temporary pass. This temporary pass gives you access to the Library turnstiles only: it does not give you access to any of the Library or IT services that require your staff card (for example, you will not be able to borrow books without your card). You can apply for up to 12 temporary passes each Academic Year (August – July each year)

Lost cards

If you lose your staff card, you will need to obtain a replacement card.  A replacement card generates a new issue number and a new Library number and this means that any previous cards will no longer work. The new Library number is usually imported overnight, however library staff can manually update this to enable you to access the library and borrow books immediately. 

Using the temporary pass kiosk