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Library Membership: Library Membership

Use of the Library by Alumni, affiliates, SCONUL Access and members of the public.

How to join

For all libraries except :

  • Application forms for borrowing are available from each library except Avenue.
  • Each application is considered on its merits.
  • We will require proof of ID: one personal (e.g. driving licence) and one address (e.g. a utility bill dated within the last six months).


  • Apply direct to: The National Oceanographic Library, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH.

Who can join the Library?

  • All University of Southampton staff & students are able to use the Library as soon as you arrive. No need to register, you can use us from day one.
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust  (UHS) staff & Solent NHS Trust staff, NOC and LLoyds Register staff are all entitled to join the Library
  • Alumni: graduates of the University of Southampton can apply for an Alumni card.
  • As members of the SCONUL Access scheme, staff and students from participating higher education libraries can apply through this scheme to use higher education libraries throughout the UK.
  • Members of the public may apply to join as an External Borrower. Applications are approved at the Librarian's discretion.

Membership costs

Membership Fee Loan limit*
Personal ^ £42 (£35 + VAT) 10
Commercial Organisations day ticket NOL £30 + VAT per day 0

^ excluding NOL

* standard loan items

University Library

Library contacts

Hartley Library

Health Services Library National Oceanographic Library Winchester School of Art Library