Shelf of books

Services for visitors

Some of our services are available to library visitors without the need to become a member.

Visiting us

Member of the public

To register for a visitor card as an individual member of the public, please bring along a valid form of identification such as a driving licence or passport. We are unable to accept photocopies.


College and Sixth Form students

If you have a specific need to consult our printed book/journal collections (e.g. for a special project), you are welcome to apply for two-week access to our libraries. This will allow entry to our libraries until 8pm on weekdays and 4pm at weekends.

Your College/Sixth Form will be contacted to verify that you need access to our print resources.

During particularly busy times when University of Nottingham students are taking exams, College visitors will not be allowed entry to the libraries.


Visitor services 

Wi-Fi network access


If you are a visitor from another University in the UK or abroad, you can log on to the eduroam Wi-Fi network.


As a visitor you can log onto the UoN-guest Wi-Fi network. 


You can buy a photocopying card which will allow you to use our photocopying services.

Our libraries no longer take cash, but the following libraries do have contactless payment units available for loading credit:

Electronic library resources -  Walk in User service

Our walk-in user service is currently suspended while we investigate a simpler means to make electronic resources available to library visitors. We will update this page once we have confirmed a date to re-launch the service.

University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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