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Open today: St Peter's Library 08:00 - 23:59 / The Murray Library 08:00 - 02:00

Borrowing for guests

We offer borrowing rights to a range of guest types.

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 TypeBorrowing RightsID
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.

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