All persons admitted as External or Alumni borrowers must complete a registration form and sign a declaration that they will abide by the Rules of the Library. A charge may be payable - please see the How to Join the Library page.
Registration is normally for one year, but may be renewed in subsequent years.
The replacement charge for a lost or damaged library card is £5.
External and Alumni borrowers may have on loan up to six books at a time. Fines will be charged on overdue recalled books.
3 and 24 hour loans, the interlending service and the facility to recall items from other users are not available for External and Alumni borrowers.
Weekly account statements and other notices such as book recalls will be sent by email to External and Alumni borrowers. The University is not responsible for the non-delivery of emails to non-Lancaster University email addresses.
External borrowers are not eligible to access the Library's electronic resources remotely. Alumni may access some online resources remotely - there is more information on the Alumni website. External and Alumni borrowers may use designated PCs in the library for walk-in electronic resource access.
External and Alumni borrowers may photocopy; please ask at the information point (opening hours). A stand-alone book scanner is available (you will need to provide a USB pen). If you wish to use the microform reading/printing equipment, please contact the library in advance.
External borrowers are not eligible to use Library PCs, networked printers or scanners (except the stand-alone scanner).