Both The Murray Library and St. Peter's Library are open access buildings. The general public can use our learning spaces during our staffed opening hours. We also offer borrowing rights to a range of guest types.
The information on this page describes our different guest types. Discover the services you may be eligible for and any ID that you will need to bring with you when you visit. Please note that guests are not eligible to borrow 1 Day Loan items, make interlibrary loan requests, or reserve items.
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|