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Associate Membership Scheme: What is Associate Membership

Introduction to the Associate Membership Scheme

Queen’s University Library primarily provides support for current staff and students of the University.  However, a membership scheme has been set up to enable members of the general public, residing in Northern Ireland, to get access to material not easily available elsewhere. Applicants should be at least 18 years old.  This scheme is monitored to ensure membership numbers are kept at a viable level and library policies and regulations are adhered to.  Please refer to the Access to the Library webpage for information on the different categories of access. 

Associate Membership does not include off-campus access to electronic resources.  There is limited Library access to electronic resources on-campus and this access is defined by the licences negotiated with the providers.  It does not include the use of Library electronic resources for commercial purposes.

There are two categories of membership:

  • Personal Associate for members using the Library for educational purposes only.

  • Professional  Associate for members using the Library in connection with their profession or business.  Professional membership is taken out in the name of the business wo supply details of the employee who is authorised to use the library card. Additional cards can be taken out, at a reduced fee, for other named employees of the business.  

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Email: librarymembership@qub.ac.uk

Library Services for Associate Members

Library associate membership is available as an annual subscription only. 

Applicants must complete an online application form.

Membership runs for one year from the date of joining. Associate membership includes:

  • Borrowing from the unrestricted collections (does not include borrowing of short-loan materials)
  • Online management of renewals, loans, fines/charges through Queen's Online (QOL)
  • Printing and copying using your library smart card (fees apply)
  • Access to a limited selection of electronic resources (licence dependent). Library electronic resources may only be used for private and non-commercial research.
  • Access to QUB WiFi
  • Inter Library Loans (fee applicable for each ILL, payable in advance)

For further details of these services please click on the Library Services tab at the top of this page or search for a specific question using Library Help.

Please note you must present your Library Card in order to gain access to the Library and your card is non-transferable.

Contact Details

Queen’s University Belfast

Associate Membership Scheme

Medical & HSC Library

Mulhouse Building

Royal Victoria Hospital

Belfast      BT12 6DP

 

Email: librarymembership@qub.ac.uk

Telephone: 028 9097 8907

Library Help

If you have a question about the Library or Associate Membership, type it below for an answer.

Associate Membership Help - FAQs