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Visitors and external users

The Library is open to members of the public, visitors, school pupils and students at other institutions for reference and study purposes. If you also wish to borrow our stock, you can join the Library. External users can borrow up to six 28-day loan items, but do not have have access to PCs or electronic resources. Visitors with their own equipment (laptop, tablet or smartphone) can make use of free wi-fi (the Cloud) in the Level 1 study areas.

To join, visit the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) on the ground floor of the Library and bring an acceptable form of ID with you.  This will avoid any delays in authorising your membership.


 Category of external user Acceptable form of ID 

Abertay University alumni, retired staff and Governors

National entitlement card (on the reverse of newer student cards) for free membership, or degree certificate for subscribers
Dundee University staff or student Dundee University ID card and authorisation form from Dundee University Library
SCONUL Access Home institution ID card and authorised SCONUL Access email
Students and staff from universities and colleges with reciprocal agreements Home institution ID card
Corporate subscribers Personal ID e.g. driving licence, passport etc
Associate Students Home institution verification
NHS Tayside staff Valid NHS Tayside staff ID and driving licence, passport or other additional ID
School pupils (S5 and S6) and staff from Tayside schools Young Scot card or staff ID card
Members of the public National entitlement card (for free membership) or passport or driving licence for subscribers

The University Library reserves the right to refuse membership to any applicant.

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