Membership

Please see below the sections below for different membership entitlements.

ARU Undergraduate

Students at 3 ARU sites plus Continuing Professional Development, University College Peterborough, College of West Anglia and ARU London (with ARU Student ID card)
  • Loan entitlement 35 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Can make Interlibrary loan requests for items not held in ARU libraries
  • Has access to e-resources
  • Can borrow laptops to use on site
  • Has wifi access on site and at all other UK universities using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

ARU Postgraduate

Students at 3 ARU sites plus Continuing Professional Development, University College Peterborough, College of West Anglia and ARU London (with ARU Student ID card)
  • Loan entitlement 35 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Can make Interlibrary loan requests for items not held in ARU libraries
  • Has access to e-resources
  • Can borrow laptops to use on site
  • Has wifi access on site and at all other UK universities using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

ARU Staff

Staff employed by ARU, ARU London, ARU Governors, Directors of ARU Companies, Associate Lecturers (with ARU staff ID card)
  • Loan entitlement 35 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Can make Interlibrary loan requests for items not held in ARU libraries
  • Has access to e-resources
  • Has wifi access on site and at all other UK universities using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Emeritus Professors/Readers

You need an ID card to enter the library and borrow. Please contact the Academic Office to arrange an ID card.
  • Loan entitlement 35 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Can make Interlibrary loan requests for items not held in ARU libraries
  • Has access to e-resources
  • Has wifi access on site and at all other UK universities using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Visiting Academics

Visiting Professors, Readers, Fellows, Lecturers etc. (with Affiliate card). Please complete our staff registration form.
  • Loan entitlement 35 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Can make Interlibrary loan requests for items not held in ARU libraries
  • Has access to e-resources
  • Has wifi access on site and at all other UK universities using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Partner Students

Students studying ARU courses at Associate Colleges. All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Partner Staff

Staff teaching ARU courses at Associate Colleges. Please complete our staff registration form. All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Alumni

Former students who are members of the Alumni Network may apply for borrowing rights or reference access. Access is free for the first year after graduation. After the first year, the annual fee for a borrowing membership is £35 and reference access is free if you have a library card (£5 for production of the card).

Please complete our registration form and provide a recent photograph digitally for your library card. If you are not a recent graduate, the Alumni Office will provide proof of your status by email which we will need along with the registration form. Cards can only be requested Monday-Friday. The cards take a week to produce, and may take longer at busier periods during the academic year. There is a cost of £5.00 for replacement cards.
  • Loan entitlement 5 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Has access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library catalogue terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
  • Can apply for wifi access on site for the duration of their membership. Please ask for wifi access when you have completed your registration.
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

SCONUL Access

Students or staff with a Sconul Band A, B, or C Access email from their home institution. Further details http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access.

Please complete our registration form and provide a recent photograph digitally for your library card. Cards can only be requested Monday-Friday. They take up to a week to produce, and may take longer at busier periods during the academic year. There is a cost of £5.00 for replacement cards.
  • Loan entitlement 5 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Has access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
  • Has wifi access on site using Eduroam and if their university is not part of Eduroam, they can ask for a Guest wifi access code on a daily basis
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Access 25

If you have your Access25 card, please contact us via our enquiry service to arrange membership. You will be asked to provide a digital photo to get a library card, which can take a week to produce and may take longer at busier periods during the academic year. There is a cost of £5 for replacement cards.
  • Loan entitlement 5 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Has access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

SU Officers

Please complete our registration form please show your ARSU ID card.
  • Loan entitlement 5 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Has access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
  • Has wifi access on site using Eduroam
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Associate Tutors/Mentors

Tutors/Mentors supervising ARU placements (e.g. NHS) (with Affiliate or Library Affiliate card). Please complete our registration form.
  • Loan entitlement 5 items
  • Can make requests for items held by other patrons and at other sites
  • Has access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
  • Has wifi access on site, they will need to ask for a Guest wifi access code on a daily basis
All library users must abide by the University Library Rules.

Reference

The University Library's primary role is to support the learning and research activity of Anglia Ruskin students and staff.

However, we may be able to give access to visitors for research purposes to consult specific materials that are not available from the public library. We may also be able to offer space for quiet private study at Chelmsford and Peterborough only (at Cambridge the demand for space means this is not available).

Cambridge University students can request reference membership for quiet private study purposes at Cambridge site as their university offers the same access to our students. As it is a reciprocal access, we do not charge Cambridge students for a Reference membership card.

There are times we are very busy when we will refuse access to prioritise use by our students.

You will need to apply in person showing photo ID, proof of age and address, completing the online Membership form. Applications can only be accepted during staffed hours. We will also need a recent photograph provided digitally for your library card. Cards can only be requested Monday-Friday. The cards take a week to produce once we have received payment and may take longer at busier periods during the academic year. There is a cost of £5.00 for a library card (and for any replacement cards).

You will have access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. We provide a list of resources available for "walk-in" access.

Non-university students - On an exceptional basis we will allow access to students studying for a university-entry level qualification (A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC or Advanced Diploma) in order to use materials that are not available elsewhere. This requires a letter of introduction from your school or college setting out the materials that you wish to access.

Private language school students - will not be allowed into our libraries.

Under 18s - we cannot allow access to anyone under 18 unless they are supervised by a responsible adult.

FAQs

What about Lost, stolen or forgotten library cards

Forgotten cards
ARU students, staff, Emeritus professors, readers and visiting academics, partner staff and students can be issued a temporary access card if they have forgotten their ID to use for the day and return to the library reception desk at the end of the day. We will issue 3 temporary access cards per semester. These cards only allow access to the library and not borrowing facilities.

All other library members will be refused entry without their library card.

Lost or stolen cards
Please report any library card that you lose or have stolen so that we can ensure that it is not used by others.

ARU students can find out about replacement ID cards.
ARU staff, Emeritus professors, readers and visiting academics can get replacement ID cards from their site iCentre.
Partner students and staff need to contact their college HE Coordinator to get replacement cards.

All other members of the library will be charged £5 for replacement cards which can take up to a week to produce once we have received payment.

Can I access a computer?

ARU students, staff, Emeritus professors, readers, SU Officers, Partner students and staff and visiting academics have access to the computers in the library and have wifi access using Eduroam - using your Student username which should look like: abc123@student.anglia.ac.uk or your full Staff username which should look like: abc123@anglia.ac.uk. ARU students also have the ability to borrow a laptop to use on site.

SCONUL Access have wifi access on site using Eduroam but if your university is not part of Eduroam, you can ask for a Guest wifi access code on a daily basis from the library helpdesk.

Associate Tutors/Mentors have wifi access on site, you will need to ask for a Guest wifi access code on a daily basis.

All other members are not entitled to wifi access.

Can I have E-resources access?

ARU students, staff, Emeritus professors, readers and visiting academics have full access to all the library e-resources via the library webpage once they have logged in.

Partner students and staff have access to a limited set of e-resources.

All other members have access to a limited number of our e-resources via the identified Digital Library terminals located throughout the library buildings. These resources cannot be accessed in this way from other devices or networks. These terminals show a link E-Resources for non-ARU members which give further instructions for the service. List of resources available for "walk-in" access
Page Last Reviewed: 29th March 2018 by Judith Wells.