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Associate Membership Service: Membership categories

WHICH MEMBERSHIP SHOULD I APPLY FOR?

Please read the details on this page to help you decide which category of associate membership you should apply for.  You may find further information by using the Library Help facility.

All associate memberships run for one year from the date of joining and it is not possible to join for a shorter period of time. 

Personal associate membership

WHO CAN APPLY

Those wishing to use the Library for educational purposes and need access to material unavailable elsewhere may join as a Personal Associate member for an annual fee.  The applicant must reside in Northern Ireland as books may have to be returned within a matter of days, upon request.

Applicants should be at least 18 years old.

There are 3 categories of personal associate:

  • New QUB graduate (graduated from Queen’s within the last 12 months).

  • QUB graduate – someone who has completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree at Queen’s University Belfast.

  • All other members of the public

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should complete the online application form and await further instruction on how to complete their membership. 

Once your submitted form has been processed by the Associate Membership Office, you will receive an email notification detailing when you can call into The McClay Library to complete your membership.  Please note:  You will have to present current photographic ID and proof of address (up to 6 months old) at The McClay Library.  Once your ID has been verified, you can then pay your membership fee and collect your library card.  

See below for further details of acceptable forms of ID.  Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card.

 

Professional associate membership

WHO CAN APPLY

An individual, company or business who wish to use the Library in connection with their profession or business should join as a Professional Associate Member.  A registered charity can join as a professional member at a reduced rate, their registered charity number must be included on the application form.  The applicant must reside in Northern Ireland.   An annual fee is applicable to all associate memberships and is payable in advance.

The card must be issued to a named individual in the company and this person must present current photographic ID and proof of employer when they call in to the McClay Library to collect the Library card.  The library card is non-transferable.

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

There are 2 categories of professional associate:

  • Full professional -  relates to an Individual, company or business
  • Charity professional - professional membership available at a reduced price to charitable organisations providing their Charity Registration number.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should complete the online application form - clicking on the Professional option and including the name of the individual who is being authorised to take out membership.  You will then receive further instructions on how to complete the membership procedure.

If you need more information on professional associate membership please contact the Associate Membership Office by telephone: 028 9097 8907 or email: ams@qub.ac.uk. 

Acceptable forms of Photographic ID and Proof of Address

Examples of photographic ID - one of the following: Examples of proof of address - one of the following:
Current UK driving licence Bank/Credit Card statement (up to 6 mths old)
Current signed passport  Bank/Building Society Passbook (with recent update)
Current work ID Recent utilities bill (up to 6 mths old)
Electoral ID card Recent payslip (with home address)