Associate Readers

Some members of the public may be entitled to have library borrowing facilities as Associate Readers, provided they fall into certain prescribed categories.

  • Upon payment of a quarterly fee Associate Readers may borrow up to 10 items (standard loan category only) for a period of four weeks.
  • Photocopying and Inter Library Loans are available but these are subject to additional charges.
  • To apply for an Associate library card, you are advised to contact the library first before visiting.
  • You should bring a passport photo with you.
  • Open University (OU) students will also need to bring evidence of their course membership and length of study.
  • AU graduates should bring evidence of their year of graduation from AU.
  • Apart from OU students and retired staff, all associate members must pay a quarterly or annual fee. For more information on fees, please see below or contact us.

The following can apply for Associate Reader status:

Category of user Access details Charge AU category
Aberystwyth/Bangor borrowing scheme      
AU graduates (ex students) Library borrowing only £15.00 per quarter Associate
Bronglais Hospital staff Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
Coleg Ceredigion staff Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
Corporate users (eg RCAHMW) Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
CyMAL staff Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
National Library of Wales staff Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
Non-AU users who occupy office space on the University campuses on a commercial basis Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
Open University postgraduates (taught and research) Can join as Sconul Access member No charge with Sconul Access Associate
Open University undergraduates Library borrowing only No charge Associate
Retired staff Library borrowing only No charge Associate
Teachers Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate
Undergraduates or postgraduates from other universities See Sconul Access    
Welsh Books Council staff Library borrowing only £30.00 per quarter /
£120 p.a.
Associate