As Covid restrictions ease and we are increasing the number of study spaces available in all of our libraries, we are now gradually resuming our access schemes.

From Monday September 6th 2021:

  • Greenwich alumni are permitted to use the libraries again
  • Access for children resumes (we ask that they use the socially distanced areas, or group rooms only when they reopen).  We plan to reopen our bookable study rooms from the beginning of term.

From Wednesday 15th November:

SCONUL are consulting on the return of the Access Scheme, and are proposing a date of the 15th November for resuming the full scheme. A final decision on this will be made at the beginning of November.

We welcome visitors from:

  1. Our Partner Colleges
  2. Alumni
  3. Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts (Avery Hill and Medway libraries only)

We are unable to offer access to students from Local schools, Sixth form Colleges, Colleges of Further Education and UTCs.

Our Partner Colleges

Those studying, or teaching, on a University of Greenwich validated programme at one of the university's partner institutions are able to use our libraries; you will need a Greenwich Gateway Card to gain entry to the libraries.

If you are a student and don't have a Greenwich Gateway Card, contact the Student Helpline callcentre@gre.ac.uk and they will be able to arrange this for you. Please include your 9 digit University of Greenwich student number in the email. Partner staff have to be issued with a Greenwich Gateway Card; to arrange this contact ils-collab@gre.ac.uk.

You may be able to borrow from any of the University of Greenwich libraries, view student and staff entitlements here (opens in a new window).

Alumni

Members of the University of Greenwich Alumni network are entitled to library access across all campuses.

You can choose between the following levels of access:

  • Reference only — free of charge.
  • Borrower status — £50 per annum.

Reference access at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street libraries:

To access Stockwell Street library, please show our Reception/Security staff your Alumni Pass and a photo ID, to obtain a visitor pass for the day. At Avery Hill library present these documents to our Library staff at the Helpdesk.

Borrowing rights at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street libraries:

If you require borrowing rights (5 loans), please follow these steps:

  1. Apply for your Alumni Pass, if you have not already received it.
  2. Complete our online registration form.
  3. Email your Alumni Pass and a high quality passport size photograph of yourself to librarymembership@gre.ac.uk.

Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts

Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts for which the university provides education and training for nurses, midwives and other staff can join the Avery Hill or Medway library and borrow up to 5 items from the Health stock.

As clinical staff you will not have access to the Stockwell Street library.

If you wish to join the Avery Hill or Medway library please visit during core library hours – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm..

Please bring with you a passport size photograph, your current NHS ID card for your hospital trust and proof of your home address. We also require a letter from your Manager on headed paper confirming employment (not a contract). We will make up a membership card for you, usually within 5 working days.

You must present your card every time you wish to use the library.

You can borrow up to 5 books from the health stock at Avery Hill and Medway. You can also access the internet using Govroam if you bring your own device with you (please follow your own organisation's instructions for connecting to Govroam).

Unfortunately you will not have access to databases, e-journals, reservations or document supply.

Before you visit, please check the following information: (links open in a new window)

Visiting our Archives

If you are interested in visiting our archives, please see our information on how to gain access, which is by appointment only, and on completion of the Archives Agreement.

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