Membership schemes

If you are not a registered student or member of staff at the Universities at Medway, you may still be eligible to apply for reference access and/or borrowing privileges from the Drill Hall Library.  Applications can only be accepted between 9am – 5pm Mon to Fri and 10.30am – 4pm at weekends 

Current membership schemes

    • Alumni
    • Clinical staff
    • Higher Education (Sconul)
    • Public access
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Membership is available to alumni from the University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

To register for your Alumni membership with access to the Drill Hall you will first need to register with your home university. Please click on one of the university links below for full details:

Clinical staff

Membership is available to staff at participating NHS Trusts listed below. This one year membership will give access to borrow five items (ordinary or 7-day loan) and use of our public access PCs.

To register for Clinical staff membership with the Drill Hall, you will need to bring all of the following to the Reception Desk:

  • your NHS Trust staff identification card
  • a letter from your employer on their headed notepaper confirming employment
  • proof of your home address, eg driving license, utility bill

Eligible NHS Trusts are as follows:

NHS London

  • Bexley Care Trust
  • Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Bromley Primary Care Trust
  • Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust
  • Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kings Healthcare Trust
  • Lambeth PCT
  • Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust
  • Lewisham Primary Care Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust
  • Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southwark Primary Care Trust

NHS South East Coast

  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • Eastern and Coastal Kent NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Medway Primary Care Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Kent Primary Care Trust

Higher Education (SCONUL)

This scheme is currently suspended

 The Universities at Medway partner institutions are members of the SCONUL Access reciprocal scheme. This scheme allows staff and students from other higher education institutions who are members of the SCONUL Access scheme access to the Drill Hall Library. For further information please visit the SCONUL site.

To register your SCONUL membership with the Drill Hall, you will need to bring all of the following to the Reception Desk:

  • a printed copy of your SCONUL Access membership confirmation email
  • your home institution ID card

Public access

Members of the public can use the Drill Hall Library’s facilities as visitors providing they are over 18 years of age, a member of a Medway public library and either living or working in the Medway Council area. This three year membership will give reference access and use of our public access PCs.

To request public access membership, you will need to bring all of the following to the Reception Desk:

  • your Medway adult library services card
  • if you live in Medway, a recent second form of identification –  with your current address on it
  • or, if you work in the Medway area, a recent payslip or letter on your employer’s headed paper
  • proof that you are over the age of 18