University staff and students


Access and membership information for staff and students to Library Services managed buildings and resource centres: 

Information for our staff and students

All currently registered staff and students have automatic access to the university libraries and resource centres, with your University ID card acting as your library card. Find out about loan entitlements and further information about borrowing books.

Visiting lecturers and associate staff who wish to use electronic resources should ask their School whether they are able to request this for them via IT services. 

 Retired members of staff

Retired members of University of Birmingham staff may continue to use the library and borrow material as an external library member. See our page about retired staff membership for more information on the services available and how to register for a new library card.

Access to other HE libraries

The University of Birmingham is part of the SCONUL Access scheme which allows students and staff to use other HEI libraries in the scheme.  


Professional Services