Public Access to Computing and Library Facilities

University of Huddersfield

Public Access to Computing and Library Facilities

All membership cards (with the exception of walk-in users) are now produced in advance of visiting the Library. If you wish to apply for membership or have any questions please contact .


The library welcomes members of the public to use our library and computing facilities. We also participate in various reciprocal schemes for students and staff of other institutions, for more details see Using Other Libraries. If you wish to visit the library you can find the library staffing and opening hours here.

Public access to library facilities

We welcome members of the public to use our library facilities for reference purposes free of charge. Just bring along two forms of recognised identification (one to include your current address) to our reception desk and you will be issued with a guest pass.

You can use all available print and some audio-visual materials (subject to policy and licensing) and gain access to our Archives and Special Collections (may require appointment).

Public access to computing facilities

In response to the ever-increasing threat from cyber-attacks, a number of which have unfortunately had a significant negative impact on others in the Education Sector, the University of Huddersfield no longer provides ‘Public Access' and ‘Paid Public Access' to Library IT facilities (including printing). This decision has been made in order to safeguard IT systems and digital learning services for Students of the University of Huddersfield.

Alumni and SCONUL Access members are still able to use the Library's computers, and the latter can also access our internet on their own devices via Eduroam. However printing is temporarily unavailable to alumni and SCONUL members due to a current system issue. A solution for this is currently being investigated.

Public Membership scheme

Anyone who is not a member of the University and is over 18 can pay to become borrowing members of the library under the Public Membership scheme.

There are several categories of Public Membership:

Category Personal
Eligibility Any member of the public
Annual fee £30
Enrolment requirement Two recognised forms of ID (one to include your current address)
Loan entitlement 5 books
Category Kirklees or Calderdale Passport holders
Eligibility All Kirklees or Calderdale Passport holders
Annual fee £15
Enrolment requirement Two recognised forms of ID (one to include your current address) and a current Kirklees or Calderdale Passport
Loan entitlement 5 books
Category Alumni
Eligibility Students who have completed their course here
Annual fee Free of charge
Enrolment requirement A recognised form of ID and a results letter/certificate
Loan entitlement 5 books
Category Corporate
Eligibility Companies, professional societies and local authority departments
Annual fee £100 per card. Each card is transferable within the organisation
Enrolment requirement A senior manager will be asked to sign the enrolment form
Loan entitlement 5 books
Category Local Societies / Charities
Eligibility Amateur / local support groups and registered charities
Annual fee £50 per card. Each card is transferable within the organisation
Enrolment requirement A senior committee member will be asked to sign the enrolment form
Loan entitlement 5 books
Category Schools / Colleges
Eligibility Schools and colleges in the region
Annual fee £120 per card. The card is transferable within the school/college
Enrolment requirement The head teacher or librarian will be asked to sign the enrolment form
Loan entitlement 25 books

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last updated: Fri 07/Jul/2017 at 1:33pm