Library membership

Alumni may use the library free of charge for reference only purposes or you can choose to take up a discounted associate library membership.

  • Free reference only access includes use of a designated PC with a range of electronic databases covering the majority of subject areas delivered within the University. It does not include access to some e-resources which have licence restrictions

  • Paid Associate Members of the library can borrow up to six items for a period of six weeks. Paid Associate membership normally involves a fee of £60.00 per annum but as a graduate of Plymouth University you are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on annual membership. 

At Plymouth University we recognise that the library is a valuable tool to help progress your personal development, and research after you graduate, in the words of one Plymouth Alumnus Mr Han Ozturk

“I have had an opportunity to access the library resources at Plymouth after many years, as I was seeking specific information in the area of maritime logistics and terminals in the course of my business and further research I am currently undertaking. I found the opportunity invaluable as it is difficult to come across such literature elsewhere.”  

Application form for membership

Up-to-date information on alumni library membership

Loyalty awards for postgraduate study 

The University applies a discretionary alumni reward (percentage discount on tuition fees) where alumni meet certain criteria on particular courses. For more information, please contact

Free sight tests and lens fitting for Plymouth University alumni!

The University's state of the art Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE) provides a wide range of optometry services.

The CEE is offering Plymouth graduates free sight tests or contact lens fitting/aftercare with third year optometry students under expert supervision.

You will also be entitled to a 20 per cent discount off spectacles or 10 per cent off contact lenses. The centre stocks a wide range of spectacles in many styles and to suit most budgets.

To make an appointment please call +44 1752 583100 or email quoting the reference ALUMNI14.