You can apply for borrower membership if you are undertaking private research and are not eligible for SCONUL Access to the Templeman Library.
We offer a range of membership categories, depending on your personal status and how long you want to be a member.
You'll be able to borrow 7 day loans (the majority of our collection), but not 3 day loans, multimedia material or journals.You will also be able to borrow some items from the Drill Hall Library or have them brought to the Templeman Library for you to pick up.
How do I apply and how much does it cost?
If you're not sure which category to choose, please contact us. Follow the links below to register or to renew your membership.
Documents you need when you join
We'll need to see proof of: your name, address, date of birth, which must include photo ID.
Acceptable forms of ID are:
- birth certificate
- driving licence
- ID card
- recent (6 months) utility bill, council tax bill, or bank statement
If you apply in person, please bring them with you to the Welcome Desk, where we will also take your payment (by credit/debit card only).
If you apply online, we'll contact you to ask for a passport photo for your membership card. You'll need to bring ID (see above) when you come to the Welcome Desk to collect your membership pack.
Visit the IT & Library Support Desk, Block C, Floor 1, Templeman Library
Phone 01227 82 4777
University of Kent Canterbury
Kent, CT2 7NU
|Category||Number of books||Membership period||Price (incl. VAT)||Apply or renew|
|University of Kent alumnus / Former staff member||10||36 months||£30|
|Member of public||10||12 months||£120|
|Schools and colleges - for people 16 or older and in full-time education at a school or college in Kent||5||expires in September each year||free|
|Staff / students from other Higher Education institutions in the UK and Ireland
(except full-time undergraduates, who can only get reference access)
|5||until the end of the course (maximum 3 years)||free|
|University of Kent retired staff
(your reason for leaving Kent must be "retirement")
| Associate of the University
(contact us to check if you're eligible: email email@example.com or phone 01227 82 4777)