The Library welcomes a range of guests who are eligible to visit during staff opening hours. The information on this page describes different types of guest to help you know which services you can use and any ID that you need to bring with you when you visit.
General Guest Types
|Guest Type||Borrowing Rights||ID|
|Alumni Association||4 items||Alumni Association membership|
|Retired Staff||4 items||Evidence of previous University employment|
|Sunderland City / College Libraries||Reference||City / College library card|
|Sunderland City Hospital||4 items||University library card (issued at hospital library)|
|Sunderland Law Society||Reference||Law Society membership|
Guests from other UK Universities
|SCONUL Access Scheme||SCONUL Band||Borrowing Rights|
|University staff and researchers||A||4 items|
|Part-time and distance learners||B||4 items|
|Full-time postgraduate taught Masters||C||4 items|
If you would like to visit our libraries through the SCONUL Access scheme, visit the website and register online. When visiting our library please bring your SCONUL membership acceptance email and library card from your home institution. SCONUL Access scheme website
Borrowing rights: guests are not eligible to borrow short loan items, make interlibrary loan requests or reserve items.