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.

Current membership schemes

    • Alumni
    • Clinical staff
    • Higher Education (sconul)
    • Public access
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Alumni

Membership is available to alumni from the University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

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

  • Your University Alumni membership card from one of the three Universities listed below.

Clinical staff

Membership is available to staff at participating NHS Trusts and other organisations with links to the Universities at Medway. You will be able to borrow five items (ordinary or 7-day loan) and use 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 (if NHS Trust staff)
  • a letter from your employer on their headed notepaper confirming employment
  • proof of your home address, eg driving license, utility bill

Higher Education (sconul)

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 SCONAL 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.

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

  • your¬†Medway adult library services card
  • a second form of identification – either with your current address on it, or a payslip or letter on your employer’s headed paper
  • proof that you are over the age of 18