Membership

Access for the public 

Any member of the local community is welcome to use the library for reference purposes. No formal application is required except for access to the special collections. The Library has an access control system so please call at Reception on entry to the Library.  If you wish to borrow, this can be done by joining the library as an External reader. Please ask at the Lending Services desk at the Information Centre.

Access for students from other universities 

Students from other universities may use the library for reference purposes. No formal application is required except for access to the special collections.  Stirling is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme so if your home institution is a member, you can apply online for a SCONUL Access authorisation email which you can bring to our Library to authorise you borrowing rights with us.    If your institution is not a member you can join the library as an External reader. Please see 'Joining' below.

Access for staff from other universities

Staff from other HE institutions can apply for a SCONUL Access card from your home library. This will permit borrowing at our Library. Please bring your SCONUL Access card to our Lending Services Desk.

Stirling Alumni

Alumni of Stirling University are entitled to join the Library under the same conditions as External members. The annual membership cost is halved to £15.  See the section 'Joining as an external member' below.

Corporate membership

Corporate membership is available to organisations at an annual fee of £70.  Contact Lending Services on 01786 466620 (select option 1 for Library then option 1 for Lending) or email circ@stir.ac.uk for further information.

Joining as an external member

External readers who wish to borrow may do so on payment of an annual subscription of £30 (£15 to Stirling University Graduates). The fee is waived for those with SCONUL Access membership cards, for sixth year school pupils and Forth Valley College students and staff.

External members

External readers may borrow for an annual subscription of £30 (Stirling Graduates £15).

External member form >

Forth Valley

Forth Valley College students and members of staff may apply for External membership at no cost.

Forth Valley member form >

School Students

Local Advanced Higher students may apply for External membership at no cost.

School student member form >

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