Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme

A reciprocal borrowing scheme operates between USW and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

How to apply

USW Undergraduate students

Undergraduates will be able to borrow up to 2 items. You will need to contact USW Library to request an email to confirm your status. You will need to include this email in your application to your chosen university.

Please check details for the institution you wish borrow from. You will be able to borrow up to 2 items under this scheme.

Postgraduate students and USW staff

Please apply via SCONUL Access
Borrowing entitlement: 6 items.

Undergraduates from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Undergraduates from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama can join USW Library under a reciprocal scheme. Under the scheme, you can:

  • Join the library for free for the academic year ( this can be renewed)
  • Borrow up to two items at any one time from our 1 week loan collections.
  • Access the eduroam wireless service

Please complete our online membership form to join our libraries.

You also need to email the following to [email protected] to complete your membership application:

  • Confirmation email from your home institution library that you have a good borrowing history and no outstanding library issues.
  • A scan or photo of your ID card or library card from your home institution
  • A passport-sized photo (for your University of South Wales library card)