Information for subscription members

Information for subscription members

The Library offers membership and services for graduates of the University of Glasgow and graduates of other universities, as well as corporate membership for businesses, schools, charitable bodies, museums, law firms, theatre companies and many more.

Browse below for more information, if you need help: library@lib.gla.ac.uk

Full list of benefits

The following benefits are available to all General Council, Special Reader and Corporate members.

Access

Borrowing entitlement

Support

  • Get help with general enquiries
  • Get help from for detailed subject queries form our College Librarians
  • Got a quick query? Ask at the Welcome Desk on Level 2

Other facilities


Graduates

General Council Membership

As a graduate of the University of Glasgow you can join the library as a General Council member. The annual membership fee is £40.00.

Services available to General Council members

How to join

  • Bring your General Council card or other proof of graduation as well as a form of personal identification e.g. driving licence
  • You can pay by cash, cheque (made payable to University of Glasgow), credit or debit card
  • Come to the Membership Desk on Level 2
  • Please note: we will take your photograph and print it on your card for security purpose

Graduates of other universities

Special Reader membership

Graduates of UK universities can join the Library as Special Reader members for a fee of £60.00 per year. Graduates from non-UK universities should apply in writing to:

Suzanne Hartley 
Library Services Manager 
University Library 
Hillhead Street 
Glasgow G12 8QE 
Tel: 0141 330 4514

Services available to Special Readers

How to join

  • Bring your proof of graduation as well as a form of personal identification e.g. driving licence
  • You can pay by cash, cheque (made payable to University of Glasgow), credit or debit card
  • Come to the Membership Desk on level 2
  • Please note: we will take your photograph and print it on your card for security purposes
  • A fee of £5.00 will be charged for lost cards

Corporate

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is available to staff of businesses, schools, charitable bodies, museums, law firms, theatre companies and many more. Corporate Membership provides access to one of the largest academic collections in Scotland. The library has a book stock of almost two million volumes and thousands of printed periodicals, covering most academic subjects.

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to offer access to our subscription databases and electronic journals.

Subscription rates

  • £150 per year for three named members
  • £75 per year for three named members for educational or charitable organisations
  • £25 per year for each additional named member

How to join

To apply for Corporate Membership download and complete the application form - Corporate Membership Application Form and send by post to:

Jacqueline Gilmartin 
Lending Services Manager 
University Library 
Hillhead St Glasgow 
G12 8QE