Joining the Library

What do I need to do?

Nothing! You automatically become a member of the Library as soon as you start here at Aston. You will need your uniCARD to enter the building, so make sure you always have it with you.

I'd like a tour of the Library, please!

If you cannot wait to see what the Library looks like, you can explore the study spaces and services the Library has to offer through the eyes of students Cheyenne and Rodwell.

Video Tour of the Library

What does the Library have to offer?

A first year undergraduate can borrow up to 20 items at any one time. Taught postgraduates can borrow up to 25 items and research postgraduates can borrow 35 items.


On top of this, we have thousands of e-books and electronic journals that you can access from anywhere - not just on campus! You can also borrow a laptop, or just come here to study with your own materials.

 What can I do in the Library?

There are all sorts of spaces in the Library to suit your mood - we're not all about shhhh'ing! Whether you want to work quietly by yourself upstairs, study with friends or relax on the sofas with a cuppa on the ground floor, we are sure you will find something you like.

We also have computer clusters spread around the building, as well as printers and photocopiers.

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