Borrowing for guests
We offer borrowing rights to a range of guest types.
Services may differ due to COVID-19. Please see our FAQs for more information.
Please note that guests are not eligible to borrow laptops, make interlibrary loan requests, or reserve items.
Children under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must be supervised at all times. You are welcome to bring your children with you until 9:30pm (or when the building shuts if this is earlier).
|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 (College and public library visitors must be 18+)||Reference||City / College library card (College and public library visitors must be 18+)|
|Sunderland City Hospital||4 items||University library card (issued at hospital library)|
|Sunderland Law Society||Reference||Law Society membership|
|Emeritus Professors||4 items||Evidence of status, e.g. letter of appointment|
|Visiting Professors / Visiting Research Fellows||4 items||Evidence of status, e.g. letter of appointment|
|Artist in Residence (AA2A)||4 items||Letter stating membership of national scheme|
|SCONUL Band A (University staff and researchers)||4 items||SCONUL acceptance email and library card from home institution|
|SCONUL Band B (Part-time and distance learners)||4 items||SCONUL acceptance email and library card from home institution|
|SCONUL Band C (Full-time postgraduate taught Masters)||4 items||SCONUL acceptance email and library card from home institution|
|SCONUL Band R (Full-time undergraduates)||Reference||SCONUL acceptance email and library card from home institution|
Guests from other UK Universities (SCONUL Access)
If you want to use our libraries through the SCONUL Access scheme you will need to register online.