Access

Can I visit?

Staff and students of the University don't need to do anything to join the Library: their details are uploaded automatically from Human Resources or Registry. 

All other potential members should complete the appropriate online application form in advance of a visit in person. 

Family members of University of Dundee students and staff; and members of the public who have a valid reason to use our Main Library can also apply for a limited reference access pass. 

Main Library

The Main Library has an access control system with four security gates regulating both entry and exit. Everyone visiting the building is required to scan a current membership or ID card for access. 

Staff and students from the University of Dundee should open the gates using their UoD ID card or barcode tile generated on the University of Dundee app

Other members of the Library should open the gates using the barcode on their LLC membership card. 

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Library

The Matthew Building has an access control system. 

Staff and students from the University of Dundee should call at DJCAD Reception (Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm) to have their UoD ID card activated for access. 

Other members of the Library should produce their LLC membership card at DJCAD Reception to be admitted. 

Robertson Trust Medical Library and Learning Centre

24 hour access to the Medical Library is regulated by an access control system and is only available to staff and students from the University of Dundee, and to NHS Tayside members of the Library. To have your NHS Tayside ID/ UoD ID card enabled, please contact the Medical Library with details of the proximity code from the reverse of your card and allow 2 working days (Monday - Friday) for the application to be processed. 

Kirkcaldy Campus Library

To access the library after 5.00pm Monday – Thursday, and on a Saturday, staff and students from the University of Dundee should ring the doorbell at the main entrance door and show their UoD ID card to be admitted. Other members of the Library should show their LLC membership card and another form of photographic ID.  

Membership

Can I join?

The Library & Learning Centre at the University of Dundee welcomes applications for membership from all interested persons. Check the table below for membership categories, links to our application forms, proof of identity and status required, and whether any payment must be made. For other categories of membership see the Library regulations.  Please note that not all membership categories convey borrowing rights.  Access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities is restricted to current University of Dundee students and staff only.   

Membership applications are processed Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and 12pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday during Semester opening hours.  During vacation periods (excluding the Christmas and New Year period when an alternative process is in place) membership applications will be processed Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You will receive a further email if additional information or subscription payment is required. 

Your membership card will be ready for collection at the Main Library Reception desk the next day.  Please bring proof of identity to collect your card.  Alternatively, your membership card can be posted out to your home address.   

Subscription Memberships are valid for up to 1 year and can be renewed on payment of the annual fee each year.  Borrowing allowances vary and members will not have access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities. The public network TheCloud by Sky is available in our libraries if you wish to bring your own device.  

Reciprocal Memberships Staff and students from other universities in the UK and Ireland (including Abertay and St Andrews) can become members of the Library via the SCONUL Access scheme.  SCONUL access Memberships are valid for up to 3 years. Borrowing allowances vary and members will not have access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities. If you are bringing your own device, you may be able to use Eduroam wifi using your home institution’s credentials. Otherwise, you can connect to TheCloud wifi.  

Staff at NHS Fife Health & Social Care, NHS Fife Acute and NHS Tayside may join the library free of charge. Memberships are valid for 1 year. Borrowing allowances vary and members will not have access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities. If you are bringing your own device, you may be able to use Eduroam wifi using your home institution’s credentials. Otherwise, you can connect to TheCloud wifi.   

Family members of University of Dundee students and staff can apply for a reference visitors pass to the Main Library only. Access will vary in length.  Once approved, a reference pass providing access to the library will be available at the Main Library Reception Desk.  Proof of ID will be required to be shown to collect the pass. Reference Access only members will not have access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities. The public network TheCloud by Sky is available in our libraries if you wish to bring your own device.  

Members of the public can apply for a reference visitor pass to the Main Library only.  Visitors should demonstrate a genuine need to use the Library for study or research.  Access to the library will be limited in length.  Once approved, a reference pass providing access to the library will be available at the Main Library Reception Desk.  Proof of ID will be required to be shown to collect the pass. Reference access only members will not have access to electronic resources, use of IT or print facilities. The public network TheCloud by Sky is available in our libraries if you wish to bring your own device.  

Subscription
memberships

 

How to apply

 

 Annual Fee

 

 Requirements

 

Corporate subscribers Application form £120

Proof of ID;
Letter of introduction;
One authorised 
signatory to be
responsible for the 
card

Junior subscribers Application form  £5

Proof of ID;
Letter of introduction
from school - must be
over 16 and in S5 or
S6

Subscribing members 
of the public

Application form £40 Proof of ID;
Proof of Address

University of Dundee
Graduates

Application form £15 

Proof of ID;
Proof of Address;
Proof of Graduation 

University of Dundee
Retired Staff 

Application form Free 

Register at time of
retirement

NHS Fife Health &
Social Care
Partnership Services
staff 

Application form  Free 

Proof of ID;
Proof of Adress;
Proof of employment 
by NHS Fife H&SCPS

NHS Tayside  Application form  Free  Proof of ID;
Proof of Adress;
Proof of employment 
by NHS Tayside 

Reciprocal
Memberships

How to apply  Annual Fee  Requirements

SCONUL Access
scheme members – 
Staff and Students  

Application form   Free 

Home Institution ID
Card; 
Home Institution SCONUL authorisation
email  

Abertay University
staff and students 
(A reciprocal
agreement between
the two universities
extends borrowing
rights to full-time
undergraduates -
Band R members) 

 Application form Free

Home Institution ID
Card;
Home Institution
SCONUL authorisation
email 

University of St Andrews
staff and students 
(A reciprocal
agreement between
the two universities
extends borrowing
rights to full-time
undergraduates -
Band R members) 
Application form  Free  Home Institution ID
Card;
Home Institution
SCONUL authorisation
email  

Reference access
memberships

How to apply Annual Fee  Requirements

Family members of
University of Dundee
Students and Staff
(Reference Access
only) 

Application form  Free

Proof of ID;
Family member UoD
ID number and email
address

Members of the
public
(Reference Access
only) 

Application form  Free 

Proof of ID;
Proof of Address 

Please do not hesitate to contact the library by email - llc-service-delivery@dundee.ac.uk - for further assistance.