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Graduates of the University of Liverpool are welcome to join the Library as Alumni members.

In addition, please see the University's Alumni web pages for information about all benefits available to University of Liverpool Alumni.

Please note: Alumni also includes Summer School Completers, honorary graduates and former University of Liverpool staff (not retired staff)

To apply for an alumni membership please visit either the Sydney Jones or Harold Cohen Library bringing photo ID and proof of address. Please see the Libaries' opening hours.

There is no charge to join as Alumni.

Graduates of the University of Liverpool are welcome to join the Library as Alumni members.

The University  acknowledges all of the following groups as Alumni and offer them all the full range of benefits:

  • University of Liverpool Graduates (UG, PG & online)
  • International Summer School completers
  • Honorary graduates
  • Former members of UoL staff
  • University of Liverpool Graduates from an associated institution such as Liverpool Hope University or the University of Chester (before they awarded their own degrees). If in doubt, we can check with the University's Alumni office. 

In addition, please see the University's Alumni web pages for information about all benefits available to University of Liverpool Alumni.

If you do not meet any of the criteria, you may be able to join via one of the other Library Membership Options.

Alumni are entitled to borrow up to ten books for a period of 4 weeks which auto-renewed unless requested by another customer. The only exception to this are Library Use Only books which can be used within the Library for reference purposes only. These are clearly labelled with a yellow sticker. 

You can check the status and number of books your have your books and check your library account via the University of Liverpool App or by login into My Library Account. For instructions on how to set up a pin please see How do I log into My Library Account? 

For information about how to borrow items during the pandemic please see How does the Library's Click and Collect service work?

The following eJournal collections are available to alumni through the University's Alumni web pages. For access, registration is required.

  • Emerald - the 'EMeJ 111' collection of eJournals (which is smaller than the 'EmEJ Plus' collection offered to current staff and students.)
  • JSTOR - the same collections that the library provides for current staff and students: Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV and VII, Life Sciences, Ireland, and 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • Project Muse - the same 'Standard' collection that the library provides to current staff and students (but note that some journals are only included in the 'Premium' collection and are therefore not available to alumni or current staff and students.)

See the Alumni online journals page for information about these collections. Alumni membership does not entitle you to access computing facilities directly, but provides access to a range of electronic resources as described above.

For those living in the UK who hold an Alumni membership card, access to a range of electronic resources is available through a guest login on our Walk-in access PCs in both the Sydney Jones Library and Harold Cohen Library. When the Walk-in is unavailable, Alumni are also welcome to use the Library's Book and Copy Delivery Service (BACDS) where we will post copies of journal articles and books to your home address free of charge. See how to use BACDS in the following section as Alumni registration to use this service must be set up first.  

Alumni are entitled to use the library's Get it for Me service, through which they can request items not available in the library.  For items held in stock but you are unable to visit the library please use the  Book and Copy Delivery service .

 

To use these services please register for an account by emailing us at gifm@liverpool.ac.uk Once you have an account, use the separate Get It For Me Alumni login.

 

You do not need to book a study space or a collection slot to use the Library. We currently have a blend of bookable study spaces and drop in study spaces available. We advise that Alumni use the drop in service when collecting an item or using a study space within the Library. 

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