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Associate Membership

We are delighted to announce that the Associate Membership Scheme will fully resume in October 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Library. Please email the associate membership office with any queries.

To apply for Associate Membership of the library, please complete the online application form below. 

Submit Application Form

General Information

  • Associate Membership is available on a renewable annual subscription basis
  • The membership year starts from the date of application and members will receive notification from the Associate Membership team when their membership is due for renewal
  • Associate Members must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Northern Ireland.

Library Services included

  • Borrowing from the unrestricted collections (does not include borrowing of short-loan materials)
  • Online management of renewals, loans, fines/charges through Queen's Online (QOL)
  • Printing and copying using your library smart card (fees apply)
  • On campus access to a limited selection of electronic resources (licence dependent). Library electronic resources may only be used for private and non-commercial research. There is no off campus access to electronic resources.
  • Access to QUB WiFi
  • Inter Library Loans (fee applicable for each ILL, payable on receipt of the item). Please note that we do not supply ILLs for commercial purposes.

 Visit the Associate Membership Scheme LibGuide for more detailed information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

Associate Personal Membership

Those using the library for educational and research purposes. 

Current Prices

  • QUB Graduates  £69
  • Recent QUB Graduates  £54 (graduated from QUB within the last 6 months)
  • All other personal associates  £120     


Associate Corporate Membership

Those using the library for research in connection with their profession or business. Corporate associate cards can be used by a named authorised employee of the member organisation. 

Current Prices

  • Full rate  £210
  • Charities  £105