UWE Bristol Library supports you in continuing your learning after graduation from UWE Bristol, be it for professional development, academic research, or personal interest.

Join the Library

You can join the Library after you graduate for free. You'll be able to borrow books and use the study spaces and facilities at any of our four campus libraries during opening hours (or external borrower access hours for Frenchay campus library).  

You can borrow up to 5 items and make 2 reservations.

Access electronic materials

24 October 2019 update: Guest access to databases is currently unavailable due to ongoing technical issues. We are working to restore access as soon as possible.

Alumni have guest access to databases. This service provides access to a wide range of our databases, but not all of them, due to licence restrictions. See the list of guest-access databases: A-Z.

This service is only available from library PCs on-site. Access to the computers may be limited during busy times. At present we have no off-site access to our databases.


All alumni of UWE Bristol have life-long access to RefWorks. You will need to email us for details of how to set this up: Email a Librarian.

Joining entitles you to:

  • one free RefWorks alumni account
  • full use of RefWorks and Write-N-Cite
  • 200MB of file storage
  • the ability to share your folder or account via RefShare
  • free web-based training
  • free technical support directly from RefWorks

Contact us

If you need help using our services or want to discuss ways we might be able to help you then please contact us.

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