UWE Bristol and public libraries partnership

UWE Bristol and local public libraries have joined together to make it easier for members of the public to access the higher education resources in UWE Bristol Library, and for UWE Bristol students and staff to access the wider community resources available from their local public library.

LibrariesWest and Active Card holders

Are you 16 or over? Thinking of studying at UWE Bristol? Or just want to read some specialist books or journals? You can use your LibrariesWest library card or South Gloucestershire Active Card in the University of the West of England's library.

Once you have joined UWE Bristol Library you can...

  • Borrow course books or academic texts.
  • Access specialist print journals.
  • Access databases containing online journal articles.
  • Get help from the university library staff.

UWE Bristol ID card holders

Studying or working at UWE Bristol? Want to find a wide range of non-academic books such as novels, cookery, how-to? Or just want a place to study? You can use your UWE Bristol ID card in public libraries across the LibrariesWest region.

Just take your UWE Bristol ID card to the help desk on your first visit and they will register your card on the LibrariesWest system.


Public libraries in the following local authorities are part of LibrariesWest:

About the partnership

The project partners are South Gloucestershire's Library Service (on behalf of LibrariesWest) and UWE Bristol Library Services. The project is funded by the South Western Regional Library Service (SWRLS).

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