Liverpool Hope University allows access and borrowing rights to some categories of external users. Please note that access to visitors is restricted during certain times of the year, such as the exam period in April and May, so please check before visiting.
Important information regarding library services, resources and support during the Coronavirus pandemic
Opening hours - the Libraries are closed until further notice.
Extended loans - All library loans have been extended into the next academic year. You do not need to return items that are currently on loan to you. All fines have been and will continue to be waived.
All applications for external visitor access have been suspended until further notice.For help and support on all library matters please email AskaLibrarian@hope.ac.uk
Not sure which category you fit into? Contact Susan Murray, Director of Library and Learning Spaces firstname.lastname@example.org
In most cases you will need to apply in advance of your first visit to the library.
Please note that automatic renewals do not apply to any category of external user.
|Category||Membership level||Getting membership/ID needed||Additional information|
|Associate membership||Rights negotiated with Director of Library and Learning Spaces||Available to groups on application to the Director of Library and Learning Spaces and payment of an annual fee|
|Disability Support Workers||Reference use only||Contact Student Development and Well-Being to arrange for an ID card to be issued||Access when accompanying student they support|
|Hope Alumni||Alumni borrowing rights**||See section on Alumni for more information|
|Individual or organisation with membership of Liverpool World Centre||Teacher Visitor borrowing rights**||See section on Teacher visitors for more information|
|Local residents||Visitor borrowing rights**||See section on Visitors for more information||Local Residents from the areas immediately around the university campuses i.e. Childwall (The Sheppard-Worlock Library) and Everton Valley (Creative Campus Library)|
|Members of Liverpool Libraries Together: libraries||Reference use only||Bring your ID card from your home organisation with you||Sixth form students should apply for Sixth Former membership|
|Members of local public libraries||Reference use only||Bring your ID card from your home organisation with you||Sixth form students should apply for Sixth Former membership|
|Members of organisations participating in the SCONUL Access Scheme*||Part-time, distance learners, taught postgraduates, PGCE, academic staff and research postgraduate students. Visitors borrowing rights
Full time undergraduate students Reference rights.
|See section on SCONUL Access for more information||First visit must be made during full service periods|
|Retired staff||Visitor borrowing rights**||See section on Visitors for more information|
|Serving clergy||Visitor borrowing rights**||See section on Visitors for more information|
|Serving teachers||Teacher Visitor borrowing rights**||See section on Teacher Visitors for more information|
|Sixth formers from local schools||Reference use only||See section on Sixth formers for more information||First visit must be in full service hours. Access with the exception of post midnight IT only periods|
|Students from other HE Institutions*||
Reference Use Only (vacation time only)
During term time see section on SCONUL Access
|Bring your ID card from your home organisation with you.||Report to Library Help Point|
|Visitors with a clear need to use Liverpool Hope's libraries||
Visitor borrowing rights**
Borrowing rights will not be given to staff or students from other institutions, in these cases reference use only will be offered.
|See section on Visitors for more information|
* If you are from a Higher Education institution which is part of the Eduroam scheme you will be able to access the internet from your devices. However you must have set up Eduroam on your device at your home institution before you visit Liverpool Hope.
** At discretion of the Director of Library and Learning Spaces
Users who do not possess a Hope ID card that visit during access periods will be required to show the relevant ID card for their category, as indicated above. If this is forgotten, another form of ID, preferably with a photograph, and they will be required to sign into the building.
All users are expected to abide by the Code of Considerate Behaviour. Anyone who does not abide by these may have their membership and access withdrawn.
Although external users are welcome, the library’s main focus is to support the students and staff of Liverpool Hope University and so not all facilities are available to externals. For example, access to computers, online resources, printing and photocopying, or use of group study spaces and study carrels, is reserved for Liverpool Hope users.
You may bring children when visiting the library but they should only be in the library for short periods of time, for example to collect or return some books and should avoid the Silent and Quiet Study areas. An adult must be supervising the child at all times and under 16 year olds must leave the library by 9pm. If the child is disturbing other library users you could be asked to leave the library.
If you require any further information or advice please contact: