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Library: Students from other Universities

Our professional team of staff offer a wide range of services to all students and staff at QM and visitors. From help with joining and borrowing; enquiry service, interlibrary loans and photocopying as well as subject support from Liaison Librarians.

How to join

Students and Staff from other UK and some R.O.I universities can apply to join the LRC if they are a member of the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Once their home university has approved their membership they should apply to be an External Borrower using the External Borrower Form (found below) and provide us with a copy of their SCONUL membership confirmation email.

Bring this and your student card to the LRC and we will make a borrower card for you. 

Please note:  Applications take several days to process and you will not be able to borrow immediately. Full-time undergraduates are only entitled to access for reference purposes and are not required to apply.

External Borrower Application Form

Please attach your SCONUL confirmation email to this form. You will need to show your student card on collection of your card if you post this form to us.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow 6 items from the

7 Day Loan or 21 Day Loan category

Some of our resources are restricted to current matriculated students and staff.

Therefore, external membership does not allow:

access to online resources e.g. ebooks, ejournals and databases
access to items in the 1 Day Loan collection
access to DVDs and Videos
access to Interlibrary Loans
the ability to reserve or recall items

What else can I do?

 

Opening Times

External borrowers can access the library only during staffed hours. Please see here for times.

Help with Finding Materials

General help finding materials is available at the Library Service Desk. However, if you require extra assistance, please phone in advance for advice and, if necessary, book an appointment.

Wireless Access

Students from other Universities can connect to our Eduroam Wireless Network.  Other visitors can use our Guest Wireless Network.

Photocopying

Photocopying facilities are available.  Photocopying of some library materials is permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, if the copied material is for private study or research. Please read the notices beside the photocopy machines.

Library Regulations

All library users must abide by the Library Regulations. Copies are available in the Library or online

 

 

Renewals

If not required by other readers, most 21 Day and 7 Day loans can be renewed for a further period.

Items can be renewed in these ways

  • Use the self service machines opposite the desk
  • in person at the Service Desk
  • by telephone on 0131 474 0000
  • emailing lrchelp@qmu.ac.uk 

 

Fines

Fines charges

21 day loans - 20p per item per day
7 day loans - 50p per item per day

Failure to return or renew overdue loans will result in the borrower being invoiced for the cost of replacement. There is currently a minimum charge of £20.00 per item plus a billing fee. The borrower will still be liable for the billing fee if the item is returned. Billing fees are detailed below.

21 day loan - billed when 35 days overdue - £8 + replacement cost

7 day loan - billed when 31 days overdue - £12 + replacement cost

Please note that membership may be withdrawn if the user is not in good standing, i.e. non-payment of fines.

Payments can be added to your external borrower card and paid at the LRC Service Desk.  Alternatively, you can pay at our Finance Office.  Please bring your receipt to the LRC Service Desk.

Restrictions

Some of our resources are restricted to current matriculated students and staff.

Therefore, external membership does not allow:

access to online resources e.g. ebooks, ejournals and databases
access to items in the 1 Day Loan collection
access to DVDs and Videos
access to Interlibrary Loans
the ability to reserve or recall items