Visitor access

If you're not based at UWE Bristol you can still visit the Library, join the Library and borrow books free of charge.

Join the Library

We are closed to external users at this time.

We have re-opened our Libraries for UWE Bristol students and staff. To achieve this in a safe way, we have re-configured our spaces and reduced our opening hours. As a result of our significantly reduced occupancy and restrictions on campus, we are unable to invite you back into our buildings at this time.

We recognise that this may be disappointing for some of you. Over the coming months we will regularly assess our offering with a view to inviting you back. When we do, we will explore the types of measures we are putting in place for your safety.

Some of you have books that you may be hoping to return soon. Our customer service team will be in touch with you directly to discuss a variety of options for return. Alternatively, we can contact us to discuss your options.

All are welcome to visit the Library, join the Library and borrow books - free of charge. You don't have to be a UWE Bristol student or member of staff.

Services available to members of the public

We are closed to external users at this time.

Reference use of print books and journals

You can visit any campus library during staffed hours, search for books and journals on the library shelves and read them on the premises. 

Photocopying facilities are not available to members of the public.

Borrow and reserve books

Once you join the Library and are issued a library card you can...

  • Access any of our campus libraries during opening hours (or external borrower access hours for Frenchay campus library).
  • Borrow up to 5 items, excluding audio-visual materials and laptop loans.
  • Make 2 reservations at a time.

Guest access to databases

Guest access to databases is currently unavailable.

We have ongoing technical issues with this service. It is also only available in our libraries and we are currently closed to external users.

Internet access

UWE Bristol participates in the Eduroam service, which provides wireless internet access for visitors from participating institutions.

Visitors can access WiFi in all public locations at UWE Bristol (including in the library) using "_The Cloud".

Wi-fi access for visitors to UWE Bristol

Alumni

We are closed to external users at this time.

UWE Bristol Library supports you in continuing your learning after graduation from UWE Bristol, be it for professional development, academic research, or personal interest.

Join the Library

You can join the Library after you graduate for free. You'll be able to borrow books and use the study spaces and facilities at any of our four campus libraries during opening hours (or external borrower access hours for Frenchay campus library).  

You can borrow up to 5 items and make 2 reservations.

Access electronic materials

Guest access to databases is currently unavailable due to ongoing technical issues. We are working to restore access.

Alumni have guest access to databases. This service provides access to a wide range of our databases, but not all of them, due to licence restrictions. See the list of guest-access databases: A-Z.

This service is only available from library PCs on-site. Access to the computers may be limited during busy times. At present we have no off-site access to our databases.

Contact us

If you need help using our services or want to discuss ways we might be able to help you then please contact us.

Business

We are closed to external users at this time.

UWE Bristol Library supports local business, in particular start-up and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are associated with UWE Bristol.

You can join the Library for free. You'll be able to borrow books and use the study spaces. Our books cover all the subject areas taught at UWE Bristol, including extensive business and law collections.

Access electronic materials

Members of the public have limited guest access to databases. This service is only available from library PCs on-site. This service is licensed only for academic, non-commercial use.

Not all online information is locked up behind subscription barriers. An increasing volume of academic research (including journal articles, conference papers and technical and experimental data) as well as official, business, and ‘trade’ information, is freely available on the internet for anyone to consult and use. 

Explore our online reading list on free to access resources to support business. You can also access UWE Bristol’s own open-access Research Repository for open access to all of UWE Bristol's research output.

Contact us

If you need help using our services or want to discuss ways we might be able to help you then please contact us.

Students and staff at schools and colleges

We welcome visits from schools and Further Education colleges. Find out what resources we can provide and arrange a visit.

Students and staff at schools and colleges