University Library Membership for years 12 and 13 pupils

We will do our best to update you on the progress of your application but sometimes it may not be possible. Please check staffed hours before contacting or visiting one of our libraries.

We receive a large number of applications. Once we have received the correct information, please allow up to 10 days for your application to be processed.

Received your ID card collection email?

Please call Luton (01582 743488) or Bedford (01234 793189) campus libraries to make sure staff are available to help you.

Membership of Bedford campus Library and Luton campus Library is available to year 12 & 13 pupils from 1st September to 31st July each year.

The last day for submitting Year's 12 and 13 library membership applications is Friday 31st Msy 2024. We are unable to process applications received after this date.

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.
  • Local school membership does not allow any loans.
  • Local school members may not use student laptops, PCs or MACs and will not be able to print

Valid until 31 July. This membership offer applies to Bedford Library and Luton Library only

Replacement card charge: £13

Free Category: local school pupils (years 12 & 13) online applications processed up to 31 March each year; all year 12 & 13 memberships expire 31 July each year.

Online form: Local School Pupil applications

Applications must include digital versions of

  • passport style photo
  • proof of address
  • authorisation from your school to apply

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Years 12 & 13 policy
The University library is unable to take on the rights, responsibilities and authority that parents or legal guardians have in relation to anyone in year 12 or 13, and it will not act in loco parentis in relation to library visitors who are under the age of 18 years.
The University is an adult environment and all students are treated as independent, mature individuals. Visitors who are under the age of 18 years will be treated in the same way. All visitors are expected to abide by the requirements of the Library Code of Conduct.

School Staff

Each pupil requires an authorisation form to include with their application. Please complete our Local School Authorisation form [DOCX], save it and send as an email attachment to your pupil so it may be easily uploaded to the form.


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