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If you are not a current student or staff member at the University of Sunderland, you will need to apply for a guest user card to open the library access gates.

 

There is a replacement charge of £5 for lost cards. Access for guests is only during staffed opening hours.

Members of Sunderland City Libraries

Please show your Sunderland City Libraries card to a member of staff at our helpdesks. You will be asked to complete and sign a short form. We will then create a small plastic card for you that you can use to open the library access gates.

SCONUL without borrowing rights

Please show your SCONUL acceptance e-mail and home institution library card to a member of staff at our helpdesks. You will be asked to complete and sign a short form. We will then create a small plastic card for you that you can use to open the library access gates.

SCONUL with borrowing rights, Alumni Association members, and others

If you already have a paper library card from us, please exchange this for a new plastic card at one of our helpdesks. You can use this card to open the library access gates and you can use it to borrow items using our self-service machines.

If you do not already have a paper library card from us, please show your ID as listed here https://library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/guests/borrowing-for-guests/ to a member of staff at our helpdesks. You will be asked to complete and sign a short form. We will then create a small plastic card for you that you can use to open the library access gates.