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Borrowing: Membership & Library Cards

All you need to know about library membership, borrowing and loans

Categories of membership

If you are currently enrolled on a programme of study at Bishop Grosseteste University membership of the Library is free for the duration of your course. Your membership is activated as soon as you enrol and receive your university ID card, which is also your library card.  You need your ID card to enter the Library, borrow resources and use the copier-printer network, so remember to keep it with you at all times when you are on campus. 

If you are currently employed by Bishop Grosseteste University membership of the Library is free for the duration of your employment. Your membership is activated as soon as you receive your university ID card, which is also your library card.  You need your ID card to enter the Library, borrow resources and use the copier-printer network, so remember to keep it with you at all times when you are on campus. 

If you are studying with the North Lincolnshire SCITT (School-based Initial Teacher Training) programme you are entitled to join the Library as an external borrower.  External membership is free for the duration of your course. To join the Library speak to a member of the library team.

As an external borrower you will be issued with a library membership card.  This is used to borrow resources and gain access to the library.

Please note that external membership does not include access to document supply services or electronic resources.

Click here for more information about using the Library as a SCITT student.

 

If you are a BG Futures tenant you are entitled to join the Library as an external borrower. If you are an ex-student of Bishop Grosseteste University, membership of the Library is free for the duration of your tenancy. Any other tenant of BG Futures may choose to pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £50 for the duration of their tenancy.

To join our library, contact us. If you do not already have a BGU ID card you will be issued with a library membership card.  

Please note that external membership does not include access to document supply services or electronic resources.

If you are a current BGU student or staff member working towards the BGU Associate Award you can use your existing library account for Associate Award purposes. 

If you are an alumnus or member of the public working towards the BGU Associate Award you are entitled to join the Library, for free, as an external borrower for the duration of the Award (normally up to three years).  To join our library, contact us. External membership does not include access to document supply services or electronic resources.

The University reserves the right to refuse or withdraw an external borrower's membership status at its discretion.

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