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AUB

Using the Library

Members of the public

We are unable to offer external membership to members of the public at the moment. Safety measures put in place to minimise the risk from COVID-19 mean we have limited capacity and we are only able to provide resources for AUB staff, alumni and students. 

Visitors over 18 are welcome to use our printed resources in the Library. There is no charge for this service. 

Membership is open to members of the public who live in the local area for an annual fee of £50. This allows you to borrow at any one time: 3 standard loan books for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Licensing restrictions mean that we cannot provide access to online subscription content for external members.

You will be asked to complete a membership form and provide the following:

  • Proof of local address
  • Photo ID

Visitors under 18 are welcome to use the Library if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, or are on an organised visit with their school. 

Photocopying facilities are available, please ask at the Library counter if you wish to photocopy.

Prices are:  A4 - 5p per sheet,  A3 - 10p per sheet

Information about how to find us, public transport and parking is available here

Bournemouth University staff and students

We are unable to offer external membership to Bournemouth University staff and students at the moment. Safety measures put in place to minimise the risk from COVID-19 mean we have limited capacity and we are only able to provide resources for AUB staff, alumni and students. 

We have a mutual agreement with Bournemouth University (BU) which allows full time students and staff at BU to join AUB Library. For part time students and staff you can visit the Library and read items in the Library or you can join the SCONUL Access scheme which will allow you to join AUB Library. Please speak to staff in one of the BU libraries if you wish to do this.  

Members will then be able to borrow 3 standard loan books for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Licensing restrictions mean that we cannot provide access to online subscription content for external members.

To join you need to provide the following:  

  • BU University ID card
  • Proof of local address

Photocopying facilities are available, please ask at the Library counter if you wish to photocopy.

Prices are:  A4 - 5p per sheet,  A3 - 10p per sheet

Bournemouth & Poole College Performing Arts Students

Students studying on the BA (Hons) or FdA  Performing Arts Degrees (Contemporary Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre or Performing Arts)  at Bournemouth and Poole College can join AUB Library without charge. Contact library@aub.ac.uk for more information. Please note that the University campus and Library is currently closed until further notice.

Members can borrow 3 standard loan books for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Licensing restrictions mean that we cannot provide access to online subscription content for external members.

To join you need to provide the following:  

  • 1 passport sized photo
  • BPCAD ID card
  • Proof of local address

 

School teachers and Charity workers working on arts projects

We are unable to offer external membership to external members at the moment. Safety measures put in place to minimise the risk from COVID-19 mean we have limited capacity and we are only able to provide resources for AUB staff, alumni and students. 

Membership is open to School teachers in the local area teaching art, design, media or performance. It is also available to Charity Workers doing arts focused work in the same catchment area. Membership is free. 

This allows you to borrow at any one time: 3 standard loan books for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Licensing restrictions mean that we cannot provide access to online subscription content for external members.

You will be asked to complete a membership form and provide the following:

  • Proof of local address
  • Photo ID

Visitors under 18 are welcome to use the Library if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, or are on an organised visit with their school. Please contact us in advance if you wish to organise a visit. Our collections include material of an adult nature so you may wish to choose a selection of books to work with or ask us to select books in advance. Please e-mail library@aub.ac.uk 

Photocopying facilities are available, please ask at the Library counter if you wish to photocopy.

Prices are:  A4 - 5p per sheet,  A3 - 10p per sheet

Information about how to find us, public transport and parking is available here

Former members of Arts University Bournemouth staff

We are unable to offer external membership to External members at the moment. Safety measures put in place to minimise the risk from COVID-19 mean we have limited capacity and we are only able to provide resources for AUB staff, alumni and students. 

Membership is open to former full or part time staff members who live in the local area and are not currently working at another University. There is no charge for this. 

You will be asked to complete a membership form and provide the following: 

  • Proof of connection to Arts University Bournemouth (formerly BPCAD, AIB and AUCB) e.g. certificate, written confirmation from tutor or equivalent. 
  • Proof of address
  • Photo ID

Membership is reviewed annually on the anniversary of joining. 

Borrowing entitlement: 3 standard loan books for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Licensing restrictions mean that we can't give access to online subscription content for alumni. 

Photocopying facilities are available, please ask at the Library counter if you wish to photocopy.

Prices are:  A4 - 5p per sheet,  A3 - 10p per sheet