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    Information for Visitors

    Visiting the library

    Members of the public may use the Library for reference purposes; please Contact us beforehand to ensure we will be able to help you. Access is only possible during staffed hours.

    Borrowing books

    If you want to borrow books you may apply to become an external member of the Library; you will then be able to borrow 6 items.  All items are issued to you for 7 days in the first instance, then renew automatically each day. The item is always due back in 7 days until someone else requests the item, you have had the item for two months or your membership expires.

    External membership charges

    External member £100 per annum
    Ex-Harper Adams student £25 per annum
    Ex-Harper Adams staff member No charge
    SCONUL Access scheme member No charge
    Other people associated with Harper Adams (for example a Governor) No charge


    SCONUL Access users

    Please let us know when you are planning to visit us. Using the Library is only possible during staffed hours. On your first visit you will need to complete a brief form and will be issued with a library card. If you are a SCONUL Access scheme member you will need to bring an email confirming scheme membership and your ID card from your academic institution.


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