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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017     Views: 1369

Yes. Library registration is open to members of the public thanks to a variety of schemes that you may be eligible to join (find out which scheme applies to you in the list below). You will need to submit an application form using this link.

Select your membership type from the list below:


Alumni - Membership is free for all members of the University of Salford Alumni Association. In order to be eligible you must first apply for an Alumni membership card from the Association.


Associate College - Membership is free for those attending a college or institution associated with the University of Salford, making them eligible to use our services as part of their course.


Business Services - Members of companies associated with the University of Salford are entitled to borrowing membership through the Business Services team. Business Services pay a fee for this. 


Community Access Membership applies to all members of the public, aged 16 and above, who live, work or study in the Salford area. You will be required to provide proof of your address when you come to collect your card. Post codes accepted are: M3, M5, M6, M7, M50 and M60.


Interruption of Study students – Membership applies to University of Salford students who have interrupted their study.


NHS Trust Honorary Library Members - Membership is free for eligible users who work within the NHS Trusts associated with the University.


SCONUL SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. Membership applies to students or staff of other universities who wish to make use of the library at the University of Salford. 


If you are not eligible for one of the schemes listed, you may join the library as a member of the public. Access will be granted as reference only, but should you wish to borrow, you can pay a registration fee of £50 for one year of borrowing access.