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The ALCID Scheme is a co-operative venture  between most of the higher education libraries in Ireland. It enables staff and  eligible students to gain access to the collections of other participating libraries. The Scheme does not permit borrowing. If you plan to visit a university library in the UK, you must use SCONUL Access.
For further details on ALCID, including a list of participating libraries, visit the ALCID webpage.

Who can use ALCID?

  • Full time academics
  • Academic related staff
  • Registered students reading for postgraduate degrees

How to Apply

Complete the Application form and send it to:
Senior Information Assistant (Circulation),
Belfast Library Issue Desk,
Ulster University,
York Street
Co. Antrim, BT15 1ED

The form can also be handed in at any of our issue desks - please have your University ID card with you when you submit the form.

Your ALCID card will be posted out to you.

Remember: When you visit a library, bring both your ALCID card and your University of Ulster card. The ALCID card provides access only, not borrowing rights nor access to electronic resources.