External library membership

Current members of the NUA external library membership scheme

In normal times, membership of the library entitles you to access to the Duke Street building (including the University Shop) and to borrow up to 4 items at a time. Guest access of the library catalogue is available at: http://discovery.nua.ac.uk, then use the filter button on the left of your results page to filter results to “NUA Catalogue Only”.

Membership of the Library will not enable you to use NUA computer or printing facilities or specialist services such as Inter Library Loans (ILLs) and the book request scheme .

We are unfortunately unable to process any new membership requests at this time and are unable to grant access to external members due to Covid-19.


If you are a member of the SCONUL Access scheme with borrowing rights, you are unfortunately not allowed to borrow at this time.

If your membership is for reference only use of the library, we are afraid that you won’t be eligible to use NUA Library at this time.

Please note that the SCONUL Access scheme is currently closed to new members: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access


Please note that we are unfortunately unable to accept any donations at this time. Please check back for updates.