Services for guests

Our spaces are open to a range of registered non-University guests during helpdesk opening hours. To register, please visit during our staffed helpdesk hours with proof of eligibility.

Guest Type ID
Alumni Association Alumni Association membership email
Retired Staff Evidence of previous University employment
Sunderland City & College Libraries City or College library card (must be aged 18 or over)
Sunderland City Hospital University library card (issued at Sunderland City Hospital library)
Sunderland Law Society Law Society membership
Emeritus Professors Evidence of status, e.g. letter of appointment
Visiting Professors & Research Fellows Evidence of status, e.g. letter of appointment
Artist in Residence (AA2A) Letter of membership of a national scheme
SCONUL Access SCONUL Access scheme acceptance email and library card from home institution

Please note that guests are not eligible to borrow laptops or reserve items. Most guests cannot place interlibrary loan requests. We can only admit guests who are over the age of eighteen.

If you have any questions, please contact us on Library Talk.

Borrowing for guests

Eligible guests can borrow from our collections.

WiFi for guests

Guests can use our WiFi on their own device.

E-resources for guests

Guests can access a small number of our e-resources in our buildings.


Page reviewed: January 2023