Once you have fully registered as a student, and received your University username and password, you will be able to access the Library's services and online resources from anywhere with internet access. This includes online books, journal articles and other resources in the Library collection.
You can use your username and password to access your Library account from the Library home page.
When off campus you will be asked to log in using your username and password before being able to see Library databases, published materials, and other resources.
If you are a new student you must complete registration before you can apply for your Library Card. It is strongly recommend you apply for a Library Card before you arrive so we can have it ready for you:
If you have any queries or problems in relation to producing a library card, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Please do not visit the Library Issue Desk with new card queries unless you have received the email advising you to collect the card from us or you have been advised to come in person by Library staff.
Certain flexible learning courses, that are not campus based, and students who have missed the opportunity to request their Library Card at registration can still apply for cards. Please refer to the advice below.
For those who are not coming to the University in person to study, then you may not need a physical Library Card to complete your studies.
If emailing, please contact us using your University of Bath email account. You will need to send the following information for us to produce and post your card:
More information is found on our Getting your Library Card guide.
Your card is valid until the end of your course of studies - as indicated on the University’s student database. Students who are regular visitors to the campus will need a Library Card, for example, to:
If you are not going to be on campus, then you do not need a physical Library Card to complete your studies. However, some students may wish to apply for one. This could be to: