Members of the public
From Monday 9 January 2017 policy changes were introduced to promote fair and appropriate access for all library users. See the document below for full information.Combined Universities in Cornwall) may use the library free of charge for reference purposes.
The library is open to visitors between 07:00 and 22:00 daily.
Visitors must be 18 or over. Exceptions are:
- under 18 sixth-form school/college students who
have attended a group library induction session within the current academic
year. See the school visits information below
- children accompanied at all times by a
responsible adult e.g. parent/guardian.
The building can only be accessed between 22:00 and 07:00 by University members with a valid University card.
If you would like to borrow books, you need to register as an associate member, for which a fee is payable. See below for more information.
To gain entrance to
the library, visitors must sign in at the reception desk and provide photo identification from the following list:
- passport or National ID card
- current full UK/EU driving licence
- bus pass/rail card
- NUS card/ University/ college card
- work ID.
Please note: copies of ID shown on a mobile device are not acceptable proof of ID and we reserve the right to refuse entry.
A visitor’s pass will be issued which should be returned to the reception desk on leaving.
Data gathering: we are currently recording visitor data as part of a review to gauge usage and ensure fair access to all library users. All data will be held strictly in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. Please see the document below for full information: