Visitors to the Library and collaborative partners

Visiting the University Library

Members of the community are welcome to use the Library. You can visit the Library on a day pass up to three times in an academic year. This gives you access to the Library for reference study purposes only. Visitors must be 18+ (underage children must be accompanied and supervised by a registered Roehampton student/staff member) to come into the library and are required to show their photo ID to Library staff at the Welcome Desk.

After 9pm access to the Library is restricted to registered students and staff.


If you are interested in using the library on a more regular basis, we offer membership through four key schemes:

  External Membership Alumni
SCONUL Community Membership
Bands A, B and C Band R
ID Card
Fee £60 £50 Free Free Free
Duration 1 Year 1 Year Variable* Variable* 6 Months
Borrow up to 5 books X X
Access during 24 hour opening (until 9pm) X X
Access to WIFI X X
Via Eduroam

Via Eduroam

* As advised by your home institution, but no longer than the length of your course.

If you are a student/staff on a partnership course and need to visit the Library, please view access arrangements in the Collaborative Partners section below. 

Please see our membership guide for more detailed information on each of these schemes.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form, marking the correct membership you require. For SCONUL membership, please apply through SCONUL. You should make external membership payments through our online store

Please email your completed application to along with a clear passport style photo. We aim to reply to applications within three business days of your request. Please note: due to increased demand at the start of the academic term for library cards it may take additional time for us to process your application.

All users must be 18+ to apply for membership.

Our privacy policy shows you how your data is used; by applying for membership, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to the terms.

Opening times

Library Catalogue

Search the Library Catalogue to find books, ebooks, journals and other electronic and non print materials held in the University of Roehampton Library.

Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University of Roehampton. The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College, Children's Literature and the children's book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies.

The Archives and Special Collections are open for use to all students, staff and external visitors.

Roehampton Digital Collection

The Roehampton Digital Collection contains a selection of digitised children's literature and books about Froebelian education.

Collaborative Partners

For information about using the University of Roehampton library and online library for collaborative partners please see our LibGuides

Contact Details

General Library enquiries via​

Library Welcome Desk Phone: +44 20 8392 3770 ​​

Contact us on Twitter@UR_Library

Contact us on Library Chat(Monday-Friday 9-5pm)

Contact Archives: Tel.: 020 8392 3323