Library Membership and Entitlements

Membership entitlements vary according to the user group you belong to.
Staffordshire University students and staff have full access to hardcopy and online resources. 

Staffordshire University Staff and Students
Your ID card is also your library card, so your library account will already be set up for when you first visit the library. Your library card is also used for logging on to the Multi function Devices (MFDs - printing, scanning and photocopying). You will need your library card to access the libraries at all times, so make sure you keep it with you when you're on campus! 

Non University Members
Please see the table below for a complete list of entitlements and documentation required to become a member of the library. 
Borrower registration form  (PDF, file size: 150.57KB)

All users must read Library regulations for conditions of use.

Borrower TypeEntitlementFees (per annum)Documentation RequiredMembership Expiry Date
Staffordshire University Students

17 items, 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

Length of course confirmed by e:Vision
Intermitting Students

5 items, reservations

Access to IT facilities, but no access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Staffordshire University ID card is also library card

Registration with Student Information Centre

Length of intermission confirmed by e:Vision
Lichfield Staffordshire University Students

17 items, 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

For more information about borrowing from the Lichfield Centre, please see our Lichfield Guide

Length of course confirmed by e:Vision

Staffordshire University Staff, and Staff teaching on Staffordshire University franchised courses at Partnership Colleges and Academies

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

17 items, 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:

Proof of employment

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken by Campus Control Office)

 

Length of employment confirmed by Human Resources
Visiting Lecturers and Honorary Fellows

17 items, reservations

Full access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Letter from Faculty

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

Confirmed on application by Faculty
Retired Members of Staff

17 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Proof of ex-employee status

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

None
Pre-registration Staffordshire University PhD Students

17 items, reservations

No access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Course related paperwork

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

Confirmed on application with enrolment date
Pre-registration Staffordshire University MA/MSc/MPhil Students

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Course related paperwork

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

Confirmed on application with enrolment date
Members of Workers' Education Association (WEA)

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Proof of WEA membership

Proof of identity

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
SCONUL Access

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Student ID card or Staff ID card from 'home' institution

Approval e-mail from 'home' institution

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

Confirmed on approval e-mail from 'home' institution
Students and Staff from Universities not included in SCONUL Access Scheme

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£20.00

Student ID card or Staff ID card from 'home' institution

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application

Employees of NHS Trusts affiliated with Staffordshire University

See below for full list

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

24/7 building access

No charge

Proof of employment status

Proof of identity

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
Employees of NHS Trusts not affiliated with Staffordshire University

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£50.00

Proof of identity

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
Employees of Nursing Homes

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£20.00

Proof of employment status

Proof of identity

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
Staffordshire University Alumni

5 items, reservations

Access to IT facilities, but no access to online resources

24/7 building access

£15.00

Proof of ex-student status

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
University Students outside UK and Ireland

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£20.00

University ID card

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)

One year from date of application
External Borrowers and Corporate Members

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£50.00

(£20.00 if unwaged)

Letter of introduction from the Director of Customer Services.

Please write to:

Janet Weaver, Associate Director of Customer Services, Information Services, Staffordshire University, Thompson Library, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE.

Proof of identity

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office)   

One year from date of application
Students and Staff at Partnership Colleges and Academies

5 items, reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

College/Academy ID card

Digital photograph (or photograph can be taken at Campus Control Office) 

One year from date of application

 

NHS trusts affiliated with the University

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands-Royal Stoke and County Hospital-UHNM (Stafford only)

  • Royal Wolverhampton-Cannock Hospital (Stafford only)

  • Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Partnership NHS Trust (Stafford only)

  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS trust (Shrewsbury only)

  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (Shrewsbury only)

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (Shrewsbury only)

  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Staff based at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals ONLY

  • Shropshire County Commissioning care group (Shrewsbury only)

Access to online resources

Due to licensing restrictions the only members that enjoy access to online resources are:

  • Staffordshire University students (including intermitting students)

  • Staffs University staff & staff teaching on franchised courses at Partership Colleges

  • Visiting lecturers & Honorary Fellows

Access to self-service facilities

The only members that can access the University Libraries during self-service opening are

  •  Staffordshire University students (including intermitting students)

  •  Staffordshire University staff & staff teaching on franchised courses at Partnership Colleges

  •  Visiting lecturers & Honorary Fellows

Plus:

  • Alumni

  • Retired staff

Note that you will be required to sign in and show your ID card/Library card during self-service hours.