This advice is for all new students coming to the University of Bath.
Welcome to the University of Bath Library, all our staff are looking forward to meeting you in the coming days and we are happy to help you as you embark on your studies.
Most new students will have been invited to complete registration online by the Student Records office in the last few weeks. If you haven’t registered yet, you can use computers in the Library on Level 2 (the Entrance level) and Level 5 (top floor) when you get here to complete your registration – the Library entrance gates will be open, just approach and walk through!
You’ll find that your library card is essential for getting in and about of the Library during semester-time, accessing Sports facilities, giving access to your accommodation and catering account as well as copy & print services and various other areas of campus. The library card acts as your NUS/Student Union membership card and shows you are a member of the University of Bath.
To collect your library card you should:
- complete registration where possible.
- upload a picture of yourself if you are able to as soon as possible.
With your completed registration and a picture uploaded, your library card can be printed.
When your card is printed Library staff will send an email to your University of Bath email account (login using your Bath Computing Services Username and Password) advising where you can collect your card:
1) If you have completed registration, uploaded a picture and you are living in campus accommodation, your printed card will most probably be sent to Accommodation staff to be given out at the Arrivals Centres on the weekend of 23-24 September or the residences themselves when you collect your room keys. Where required, these library cards should be ready to provide access to your accommodation and any food and drink accounts you have applied for.
2) If you have completed registration and uploaded a picture but are not living in campus accommodation, your library card will be kept at the Library Issue Desk where it can be collected during staffed hours. The Issue Desk is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September (Arrivals weekend) and 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday during the rest of September.
If you do not complete registration or upload a picture before you get here, there will be staff from the Student Records and Student Finance departments working in the library from Sunday 24 September to assist students with registration queries. Also, the Library has self-service photo-booths to allow students to take pictures and collect their library card during the Arrivals weekend and throughout induction week.
The Library building is located at the centre of the campus, Security staff are based in the Library 24 hours a day, every day.
Library Service Hours
The Library Issue Desk will be staffed from 1000-1700 on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September for the production and distribution of new student library cards and general student queries. You will find that Computing Services staff will also be available during the Arrivals weekend.
During the week of Monday 25 to Friday 29 September, the Issue Desk will be staffed from 0900-1700.
The Library building is open 24 hours a day every day. The self-service photo-booths described above can be used up until 2000 everyday from Monday 25 September. Pictures taken in the evening for library cards will be printed the following morning for collection on weekdays.
Service points in the Library and opening hours will be signposted during the Arrivals period. Staff will be available from various sections of the University to assist with registration, document checks and finance queries throughout the Induction week.
Library cards are produced all year round so don’t worry if you aren’t able to reach Bath during the Induction period.
With best wishes to all our new students,
Chris Roberts, Reader Services Librarian, Library Issue Desk