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: 350.29KB)  

All users must read Library regulations for conditions of use.

Borrower Type

Entitlement

Fees (per annum)

Documentation Required

Membership Expiry Date

Staffordshire University Students

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

Length of course confirmed by e:Vision

Intermitting Students

5 items,          

2 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

Dormant Students

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

Registration with Student Information Centre

Length of dormant status confirmed by e:Vision

Lichfield Staffordshire University Students

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

 

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

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:

Proof of employment

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card 

Length of employment confirmed by Human Resources

Visiting Lecturers and Honorary Fellows

17 items       

5 reservations

Full access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Letter from School

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card 

Confirmed on application by School

Retired Members of Staff

17 items          

5 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Proof of ex-employee status

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card 

None

Pre-registration Staffordshire University PhD Students

17 items        

5 reservations

No access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Course related paperwork or e:Vision record

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card or extension of current library record

Confirmed on application with enrolment date from e:Vision

Pre-registration Staffordshire University MA/MSc/MPhil Students

5 items         

2 reservations

No access to online resources

IT access available after enrolment

24/7 building access

No charge

Course related paperwork or e:Vision record

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card or extension of current library record

Confirmed on application with enrolment date from e:Vision

Members of Workers' Education Association (WEA)

5 items         

2 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

Proof of WEA membership

Proof of identity

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

SCONUL Access

5 items         

2 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 or passport sized photograph for Library card

Confirmed on approval e-mail from 'home' institution

Students and Staff from Universities not included in SCONUL Access Scheme

5 items          

2 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 or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

Employees of NHS Trusts affiliated with Staffordshire University

See below for full list

5 items          

2 reservations

No access to online resources

24/7 building access

No charge

Proof of employment status

Proof of identity

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

Employees of NHS Trusts not affiliated with Staffordshire University

5 items          

 2 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£50.00

Proof of identity

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

Employees of Nursing Homes

5 items          

2 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£20.00

Proof of employment status

Proof of identity

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

Staffordshire University Alumni

5 items          

2 reservations

24/7 building access

Access to visitor Wi-Fi connection

£10.00

Proof of ex-student status

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

University Students outside UK and Ireland

5 items          

2 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         

2 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

£50.00

(£20.00 if unwaged)

Letter of introduction from the Head of Library.

Please write to:

Janet Weaver, Head of Library, Staffordshire University, F300 Blackstone, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE.

Proof of identity

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

One year from date of application

Students and Staff at Partnership Colleges and Academies

5 items          

2 reservations

No access to online resources

Building access during staffed working hours

No charge

College/Academy ID card

Digital or passport sized photograph for Library card

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.