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.

More information is below, contact library@glasgow.ac.uk for further help.

Full list of benefits

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

Access

Borrowing entitlement

  • Borrow up to 30 items at any one time
    • Maximum of 2 from High Demand
    • Maximum of 10 from 1-week loan
    • Borrow most other books for 4 weeks (subject to recall)
  • Renew your loans up to 5 times, if they are not needed by another user
  • Request items on loan
  • Login to your library account to renew or reserve material
  • Receive due date reminders if you register your email address with us

Support

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

Other facilities

  • Self-service - borrow and return
  • Request something we don't have
  • A self-service photocopier is available
  • Use of microfiche/film readers to consult microforms in the library's collections

Graduates

Alumni 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.

Please apply for membership online using the steps below.

How to join

  1. Email library@glasgow.ac.uk 
  2. You'll be asked to complete an online membership application
  3. We will ask you to submit proof of graduation and a photo
  4. We will send you a secure link to pay your membership fee

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 or anyone wishing to request personal membership should apply with full details to:

Suzanne Hartley 
Library Services Manager 
University Library 
Hillhead Street 
Glasgow G12 8QE 

suzanne.hartley@glasgow.ac.uk

How to join

  1. Email library@glasgow.ac.uk 
  2. You'll be asked to complete an online membership application
  3. We will ask you to submit proof of graduation and a photo
  4. We will send you a secure link to pay your membership fee

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