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Borrowing & membership

Library Membership

Staffordshire University staff and students

Your student ID card is also your library card. You will need your student card to access and use the Library at all times. Your library card is also used for logging on to multi function devices (MFD's- printing, scanning and photocopying). 

Access to online resources

Due to licensing restrictions the only members that enjoy access to online resources are Staffordshire University students, staff, visiting lecturers and honorary fellows

Library Regulations and Entitlements

Please make sure that you are familiar with the Library Policies and Regulations.  These apply to anyone who uses our library services.

Types of membership for Staffordshire University libraries
Borrower type Entitlement  Fees (per annum) 
Documentation Required 
Membership Expiry Date 
Staffordshire University Students and Staff

17 items      

5 reservations 

Full access to online resources 

IT access available after enrolment 

24/7 Library access 

No charge

Staffordshire University ID card is also library card 

Automatic registration 

Length of course confirmed by e:Vision 

Staffordshire University Partnership Staff and Students (on a Staffordshire University Award) 

A list of Partnership Colleges and Academies can be found at UK Partnerships 

17 items 

5 reservations 

Full access to online resources 

IT access available after enrolment 

24/7 building access 

No charge

Staffordshire University ID card is also library card 

Automatic registration 

Partnership Colleges (staff)

Proof of employment 

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card  

Length of course confirmed by e:Vision (students) 

or 


Length of employment confirmed by Human Resources (staff)

Retired Members of Staff 

5 items           

5 reservations 

No access to online resources 

Library access is Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative. Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening)
 

No charge 

Form of identification required when collecting card

Proof of ex-employee status 

Completion of External Library Membership form including digital photo 

None
SCONUL Access (Band A-C)

5 items          

5 reservations 

No access to online resources 

Library access is Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative. Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening)

No charge

Form of identification required when collecting card and home institution ID

SCONUL approval  

Completion of Library Card request form

Confirmed on SCONUL approval e-mail from home institution.
SCONUL Access (Band R)

No loans    

No access to online resources 

Library access is Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative. Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening)

No charge

Form of identification required when collecting card and home institution ID

SCONUL approval  

Completion of Library Card request form

Confirmed on SCONUL approval e-mail from home institution.

Employees of NHS Trusts affiliated with Staffordshire University 

See full list below

5 items           

5 reservations 

No access to online resources 

Library access is Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative. Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening)

No charge

Form of identification required when collecting card

Proof of employment status 

Completion of External Library Membership form including digital photo

One year from date of application 
Staffordshire University Alumni

5 items          

5 reservations

Library access is Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative. Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening)

£15.00

Form of identification required when collecting card

Proof of graduate status

Completion of External Library Membership form including digital photo

Receipt of Alumni Membership Payment – payments can be made at the Online Shop

One year from date of application 
Members of Public
 

5 items         

5 reservations

No access to online resources.

Library access Mon-Sun 8am-10pm in Core and Creative.
Public access to Catalyst Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (subject to building opening hours)

£50.00

 

Form of identification required when collecting card

Letter of introduction from the Head of Library.

Please write to:

Head of Library, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE.

Completion of External Library Membership form including digital photo
 

One year from date of application

NHS trusts affiliated with the university

The University works with a large number of NHS trusts that provide student placements.  Staff at these are able to join the library under the terms listed in the memberships type table.

The Trusts we work with currently are:
(updated July 2022)

  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
  • Walsall Health Care NHS Trust
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust