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How to join - visitors: How to join

How to join as an External member and what it will cost. Plus visiting under the SCONUL Access scheme or our Revision Space scheme

How to join - Visitors

Our main purpose is supporting the current staff and students of Newman University. We’re happy to provide support for alumni, groups from the local community and the wider academic community, where this does not conflict with our main purpose.

If you would like to join or use Newman Library, the following options are available:

If you live locally, you can start using us to read and prepare for the start of your course once your place is confirmed. You’re welcome to use all of our printed resources, books and journals in the library and to study here during staffed hours – all free of charge – but you won’t be able to use our online resources, e-books and e-journals until you’ve enrolled as a student. Due to the current public health situation, you must contact us to book an appointment each time you wish to access the Library.

We know that starting a course at university is daunting, so we’re happy to help you find resources or to find your way around the Library – simply explain that you’re starting a course at Newman soon and ask us for any help you need. We’ll help you find any items that have been recommended by your lecturers, or offer advice on purchasing any textbooks or readers that you’ve been advised to buy. You’re welcome to book a slot to use the different spaces within the Library in the way that suits you best: we have a variety of study spaces across our Silent, Quiet and Learning Zones.

Please contact us if you would like any further information or to arrange to use the Library before the start of your course.

Due to the current public health situation, Newman Library has suspended Membership applications and renewals until further notice. We will review this decision in early 2021, and look forward to resuming Alumni and Former Staff membership applications when circumstances permit.

If you are an existing Alumni or Former Student external member, you can continue to use the Library as a study space, and to borrow books, until the expiry of your current membership subscription. Due to the current public health situation, you must contact us to book an appointment each time you wish to access the Library.

 

External Membership of Newman Library

Due to the current public health situation, Newman Library has suspended External Membership applications and renewals until further notice. We will review this decision in early 2021, and look forward to resuming External Membership applications when circumstances permit.

If you are an existing external member of Newman Library, you can continue to use the Library as a study space, and to borrow books. Due to the current public health situation, you must contact us to book an appointment each time you wish to access the Library.

SCONUL Access Scheme for students and staff of other universities

The SCONUL Access Scheme gives reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students of most Higher Education institutions in the UK and Ireland. Due to the current public health situation the SCONUL Access scheme has been suspended across the UK and Ireland until further notice.

As SCONUL Access is currently suspended, we are unable to accept new applications to use Newman Library. 

Information for existing SCONUL members of Newman Library:

  • If you are a SCONUL Band A, B or C member of Newman Library, you can continue to borrow books from us. You must contact us to book an appointment each time you wish to access the Library to borrow or return books
  • Due to the current public health restrictions, SCONUL Members are no longer permitted to use Newman Library as a study space

 

Revision Space - Library access for Sixth-form students

Due to the current public health situation, Newman Library has suspended Revision Space until further notice. We will review this decision in early 2021, and look forward to welcoming sixth-form students back to Newman Library when circumstances permit.


For the most up to date COVID-19 related changes, check our COVID-19 webpage.

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