There are many reasons for students of all ages to make full use of their local libraries. Across Northern Ireland there are 96 branch libraries, many of which have late night opening and study space available. In addition, the Out of Hours Service provides open access to some libraries outside of normal opening hours. Many of these libraries are in rural locations providing vital local services for students.
In each library, students can bring in their own devices as there are designated areas for plugging in or, if needed, there are computers which can be used. The computer use and access to Wi-Fi are both free for library members.
To support students, there are printing, photocopying and scanning facilities in every library and Digital Hubs have also been introduced offering communications software and privacy screens to facilitate watching lectures or talking to tutors.
As a library member you can:
- read and borrow books including curriculum support material
- access free Wi-Fi and use library computers
- access study space to read, revise or complete assignments
- access in library digital resources such as Access to Research
- access the Ulster University Library through the Civic Access Scheme
- access trusted health information for many of the issues that students face and
- take part in social activities all for FREE.
Library membership is free and open to anyone living, working or studying in Northern Ireland and can provide free access to a number of useful resources to help enhance your education.