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Alumni, external membership, SCONUL users and visitors

Alumni and external membership

The library catalogue is available externally here (opens in a new window)

Library membership is free to current Norwich University of the Arts students and staff, and your ID card doubles up as your library card.

Alternatively, annual membership of the library is available to purchase for £100. However, for Norwich University of the Arts alumni and those in education, or working in education, there is a reduced rate of £50 per year.

Membership of the library entitles you to access to the building (including the University Shop), to browse the collection in the Library, and to borrow up to 4 items at a time. Please note, membership of the Library will not enable you to use the university’s computer or printing facilities.

Annual membership is available to buy online via the online shop (opens in a new window).


If you are currently studying at another University that is part of the SCONUL Access scheme, and wish to use Norwich University of the Arts Library through this scheme, please ensure you have applied online via the SCONUL website (opens in a new window)

Once you have joined online, please email us at least a week in advance of your visit to enable us to set you up with an ID / security card. Please note that the Library building is swipe card entry only.

If you are entitled to borrow from us as part of the SCONUL scheme, we will set up a library account for you at the same time, allowing you to borrow up to 4 print items at a time. .


The Library welcomes visitors. Please contact us in advance so that we can arrange to meet you at the university’s main reception (Francis House, 3-7 Redwell Street, NR2 4SN) to sign you in and give you access to the Duke Street building.

Donation Policy

Norwich University of the Arts Library welcomes donations of books, journals and electronic media.
However due to continuing space restrictions as well as the costs involved in processing donations the Library has to be selective in what it is able to accept.

The Library will consider donations if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • The donation is relevant to the current and projected future interests of the academic community.
  • That it does not duplicate existing material.
  • That the material is in good condition.
  • That the donor understands that if an entire collection is donated then parts that are not relevant or are duplicates would be disposed of, usually to our students.
  • The Library reserves the right to dispose of material in the future.
  • If donors wish to impose conditions on any donation then these would need to be discussed prior to any deposit of books or journals.

If you would like to donate resources to the Library, please email us (opens in a new window) to discuss your donation.

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