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Student Membership

library 2919All students taking courses at Union College may borrow books in accordance with the arrangements and regulations summarised below. 

Those enrolled for Queen’s courses can also use the University Library.

Photocopiers are available for Library users and computer facilities are provided for students registered with the College.


Public Membership

Members of the public may apply to become readers on payment of a membership fee. At present the annual subscription rates are as follows:

  • 20 for former students of Union Theological College and for ministers of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
  • 60 for those studying for research degrees at other colleges enabling them to borrow up to 16 books for 12 weeks.
  • 30 for all others.
  • LIFE MEMBERSHIP is available to former students of Union and for ministers of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 50 within one year of leaving College and for 100 thereafter.

Public Opening Hours

The public opening hours of the Library are 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The Library will normally close completely for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, for one week at Easter, and for a two week period in July.  See Library notice board, website or blog for details.


After-Hours Access for Union College Students

Students registered with Union College (including part-time students) may use the Library outside of the public opening hours during term time.  Access will be available from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday (no admission to the building after 8.45 pm).  Additional access will be available on selected Saturdays from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm during the revision and examination periods.


Library Users' Forum

A Library Users' Forum consisting of academic staff, student representatives and Management Committee representatives meets each semester.



History of the Gamble LibraryLibrary Rules & RegulationsSearch the Library catalogue: http://libcat.union.ac.uk