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Who is entitled to library membership?

  • Cardiff University staff
  • Cardiff University students (including Lifelong Learning students)
  • NHS Wales staff

If you are a visitor or from another institution, please see our Visiting and Joining Us web page for more information. 

For further information about library membership and entitlements, please see the University IT and Library services regulations


How do I get a library card?

Your Cardiff University ID card is also your library card. You will need to have your ID card with you to borrow items from all the University libraries. 


How do I get my ID card?

Cardiff University students

Please visit the enrolment web pages for information on collecting your ID card. You should automatically have a library account set up - if you're not sure, visit your home library

Cardiff University staff and researchers

Please visit the Cardiff University ID card web page for information about your ID card. You will need to visit your home library when you have collected your card to ensure your library account is activated. 

NHS Wales staff

For detailed information for NHS Wales staff, please see our Library Services for NHS Users page.

Lifelong Learning students

When you've signed up and paid for a Lifelong Learning course, visit the Senghennydd Library with your receipt or letter of confirmation. Your photograph will be taken and a library card produced while you wait. This service is available Monday - Friday 10.00am - 9.00pm, and Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm during semester time. During vacations the service finishes at 4.30pm and is not available on Saturday. At peak enrolment periods, there may be a short wait (approx. 10-15 minutes). 

For further information on the location, opening hours and contact details please visit the Senghennydd Library web page


What should I do if I lose my ID card?

You should inform the library if you have lost your card so we can stop any unauthorised activity on your account.

To get a replacement card, visit the Security Centre with appropriate ID between 9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday: this will cost £10.  You must then visit your home library to register your replacement card in order to reactivate your library account.