Services for Alumni and Visitors

Whether you are an alumni or looking to visit us to use our resources and spaces - we offer services for you.

We offer borrowing schemes, access to some of our e-resources via walk-in access, access to our spaces and access to guest wifi.

Contact us for more information about services available to you or come along to one of our Learning Centres during staffed opening hours.  You can also search MetSearch online before you visit to search our physical collections.

For information on how we manage your data please see Cardiff Met's Cookies and Privacy Statement.

Community Borrowing Scheme

We believe in making our learning centres and collections accessible to all - especially to Alumni and the wider community of Cardiff and surrounding areas. We also believe this access should be free to all individuals.

Take a look at the table below to see what access you can sign up for and then download our application form and come and visit us today. Alternatively, you can submit your request online. 

Community Borrower

Community Plus

Community Executive

Who can apply?

Members of the public aged 18+

Our Alumni and Retired Staff.

Businesses/Research/SMEs/ Schools

How much will it cost?

It's Free!

It's Free!

£100 per annum

What can I borrow?

2 items including AV

5 items including AV

10 items including AV

How long can I join for?

1 calendar year (renewable)

1 calendar year (renewable)

1 calendar year (renewable on payment)

What ID do I need?

See the information on the application form

See the information on the application form

See the information on the application form

Walk-In Access

Cardiff Met offers Walk-in Access to a range of electronic databases and electronic learning resources.

Who can use it?

Anyone who is not a current member of staff or student at Cardiff Met can use the Walk-in service. These resources are only to be used for educational purposes, i.e., for the purpose of education, teaching, distance learning, private study and/or research. If you are unsure if this covers your use of these resources, please ask a member of library staff.

Please read our Walk-in Access - Acceptable Use policy for further information and take a look at our Walk-in Access Resources to see what we have to offer.

Service Availability

Walk in Access is available at both of our Learning Centres. Please check the opening hours before you visit.

It's also worth contacting us in advance of your visit to check the availability of the service and to ensure that we have the resources you require.

Please note that access to the service may be restricted at busy times, is provided on a strict ‘first come first served’ basis on dedicated terminals and usage is governed by Cardiff Met's IT Acceptable Use Policy.

Walk-In Access Resources

Please note that these resources are only available if you are logged on at Cardiff Met so visit one of our Learning Centres today.

Please navigate to the Cardiff Met's Databases A-Z to view a list of available resources.


Cardiff University and RWCMD Reciprocal Borrowing

Cardiff Met has a reciprocal borrowing scheme with Cardiff University and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD). This scheme enables undergraduates from the participating institutions to join and borrow from each other’s libraries and access learning centres for study.  The membership lasts to the end of the current academic year and can be renewed.