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Alumni

Always bring your membership card to swipe through the barriers.

As a graduate of the University of Bedfordshire you are welcome to apply for membership of Learning Resources and Service Excellence. This applies to UK based Alumni as our membership offer is based on physical access to the study space and print resources. This membership offer applies to Bedford Library and Luton Library only. There is no remote access to digital resources for UK or overseas alumni.

To be eligible for membership University of Bedfordshire graduates need to be in good standing with the library ie no outstanding loans/fines/bills. Membership cards are valid for 3 years.

  • Alumni Reference Membership is Free - no loans
  • Alumni Associate Membership – which allows borrowing - is £35 per annum
  • You may use the Guest WiFi network on your own laptop/tablet
  • You may not use student PCs or MACs
  • You will not have access to any of your old University IT accounts or to the Digital Library
  • You will not be able to print

Visitor Application Form - PDF 39.9 KB

Download and complete the membership form. Submit it with a passport style photo, and any remittance to:

Sarah Arkle
Head of Reader Services
Learning Resources and Service Excellence
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
LU1 3JU

SERVICE NOTICE: Due to volume of demand applications take a minimum of 15 working days to be processed. Please be patient. Visitor enquiries on Campus will only be dealt with in person at ground floor reception week days 10.00 - 14.00. We do not give status reports on your application's progress. There are no IDs available on demand.

At peak times of the year new application may not be processed - to be advised.

Visitors Reference Use

Always bring your membership card to swipe through the barriers.

  • Use of study space in the library
  • Use of the print materials on the shelves
  • Eduroam access to home institution resources or walk-in customer access to networked resources via WiFi network on personal mobile device. The range of available resources is less than the University's full subscription base as it is limited by licensing requirement.
  • Reference membership does not allow any loans.
  • Visitors may not use student PCs or MACs and will not be able to print

Valid for 12 months. This membership offer applies to Bedford Library and Luton Library only

Replacement card charge of £10

SERVICE NOTICE: Due to volume of demand applications take a minimum of 15 working days  to be processed. Please be patient. Visitor enquiries on Campus will only be dealt with in person at ground floor reception week days 10.00 - 14.00. We do not give status reports on your application's progress. There are no IDs available on demand.

At peak times of the year new applications may not be processed - to be advised

Charge (if applicable): £30 Concessions £15 ie senior citizen, unemployed, student. Proof of eligibility required

Free Categories: Local LEA FE college students, Bedfordshire LEA teachers, University of Bedfordshire Alumni, VIPs, Residents' Groups, Sconul Vacation Scheme, Short Courses, Sconul Access Band R(Reference). local LEA school pupils (year 12/13) applications from years 12/13 processed up to 31 May only all year 12/13 memberships expire 31 July each year.

Visitors Associate Use

Always bring your membership card to swipe through the barriers.

  • Use of study space in the library
  • Use of the print materials on the shelves
  • Loans: Up to 4 loans from the standard or 7-day loan stock (ie not overnight loans, audio-visual or Teaching Practice collection items)
  • Reservations: 2 University of Bedfordshire reservations at a time.
  • Document Supply: Inter library loans may be requested at cost (to be advised)
  • Eduroam access to home institution resources or walk-in customer access to networked resources via WiFi network on own personal device (laptop/tablet). The range of available resources is less than the University's full subscription base as it is limited by licensing requirement.
  • Visitors may not use student PCs or MACs and will not be able to print

Valid for 12 months. This membership offer applies to Bedford Library and Luton Library only.

Replacement card charge of £10

SERVICE NOTICE: Due to volume of demand applications take a minimum of 15 working days to be processed. Please be patient. Visitor enquiries on Campus will only be dealt with in person at ground floor reception week days 10.00 - 14.00. We do not give status reports on your application's progress. There are no IDs available on demand.

At peak times of the year new applications may not be processed - to be advised.

Charge (if applicable): £65. Alumni and retired members of staff £35

Free Categories: Public Library Referrals. Mediated access via security or LRSE staff by local arrangement. Retired ex-members of University of Bedfordshire staff. Visiting academic staff. Bedfordshire LEA teachers. Sconul Access Bands A, B & C Partner institution validated students.

Free Schemes for Students from other Institutions

If you are not a student at the University of Bedfordshire but you study elsewhere in the UK you may be eligible to use our resources via one of the schemes described below.

You may access your home University digital resources using Eduroam be sure to sign up before you visit University of Bedfordshire.

This membership offer applies to Bedford Library and Luton Library only

Replacement card charge of £10

Sconul Access

First you will need to complete this on-line form

Bring a print out from the email you then receive via Sconul Access, your home University ID card and a passport style photo. You will need to fill in an application form and submitt in person or by post. Allow 10 working days for us to make up your membership card. There are no IDs available on demand. Visitors may not use student PCs or MACs.

SERVICE NOTICE: Due to volume of demand applications take a minimum of 15 working days to be processed. Please be patient. Visitor enquiries on Campus will only be dealt with in person at ground floor reception week days 10.00 - 14.00. We do not give status reports on your application's progress. There are no IDs available on demand.

At peak times of the year new applications may not be processed - to be advised.

Please note there is a replacement administration fee of £10 for lost or badly damaged cards.

Sconul Vacation Scheme

The University of Bedfordshire does not operate the Sconul Vacation scheme. Students from other institutions are directed to apply for Sconul Access membership due to swipe access at Luton Campus Library and Bedford Campus Library. There is no access without a Visitors Membership card.

http://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/opening/ps-lrc

Walk in access only, for students from institutions that do not support Eduroam. Reference access to print stock.

Single Access

This category of membership is for one-off visits by appointment or for VIP visitors only. It is not available on demand. It allows individuals to visit the library, meet with staff (usually by appointment) and have one-off access to use the print materials in stock.

  • Walk in user access to available networked resources is via WiFi network or kiosk PCs. The range of available resources is less than the University's full subscription base as it is limited by licensing requirement.
  • Single Access does not allow any loans.
  • Access will be mediated by security or by library staff; local arrangements vary on each site so please contact us in advance of your visit

    Valid until the end of staffed hours on that day.
    There is no charge for this category of access.
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