Visiting NTU and other libraries
Members of the public and other visitors
- Casual visits are limited to three days during an academic year.
- Visitors are required to provide photographic identification and proof of address in order to enter the libraries.
- If you would like to borrow material from our print collections you will need to join the library as an Associate Member.
The cost of Associate Membership is £50 per year, please contact us for further details.
Acceptable forms of photographic identification include:
- driving licence
- work ID
- bus pass.
Please note that access for visitors is available during library staffed hours only.
Visitors accompanied by NTU staff or students
NTU staff or students who wish to bring in visitors or groups should notify us in advance. Otherwise, visitors will need to produce proof of address and photographic identification as stated above.
If you would like to bring your children into the Library, please talk to staff on the Reception Desk who will be happy to help, although the NTU Library does maintain the right to refuse entry if appropriate.
NTU students and members of staff
You will need your staff or student Smartcard to gain access to the libraries and should also have your card to hand if you visit the resource rooms.
You are permitted up to three passes into the library without your Smartcard in one academic year, after which you will not be allowed access unless you have your card with you or purchase a new one if you have lost it.
If you lose your Smartcard, there are facilities in all three libraries to replace lost, damaged, or faulty cards. Facilities are also available in the Student Services Centre, Newton building on the City campus and George Eliot Reception on Clifton campus. The charges for replacement cards will be in line with those charged at Card Services.
The library access control system helps to ensure a safe and secure study environment. Please do not give your Smartcard to someone else, or use a Smartcard that does not belong to you. If you do you are in breach of the NTU Student Code of Behaviour, you could be fined and receive a formal warning on your student record.
Please note that Smartcards remain the property of Nottingham Trent University and therefore old cards will be retained by staff. Any bus credit on an old card can be transferred to a new card via the Student Services Centre, Newton building on the City site or George Eliot Reception on Clifton campus. Library staff are unable to transfer bus credit.
Graduates and alumni
Once your course has finished, your Smartcard is no longer valid. You will need the same identification to gain access as members of the public or you can join the Alumni Membership Scheme.
Staff and students from other universities
As a member of another university library, you may be eligible for external membership under a reciprocal scheme, such as the SCONUL Access or Vacation Access schemes. Please enquire at your own University library for details.
Once you become a member, you will be issued with a swipe card. This will allow you access to the library. Please bring it with you on each visit.
If you are not eligible to become an external member, you will be able to sign in as a library visitor, as detailed above.