UCY ID issuing / External Member Library card

Due to the current public health situation, access to the Library is limited exclusively to members of the University of Cyprus and to active registered External Members. Registration of new users and renewals of memberships of External Library Members have been suspended until further notice.
»see also "University of Cyprus Library use instructions"

 

With the UCY ID-Smart card you may borrow books and audiovisial material (CDs, DVDs, LPs, audio tapes, video tapes, etc.).

UCY ID / External Member Library card can also be used for photocopying and printing.

Members of academic or administrative staff can also use the smart card to enter specific staff parking areas (following apporoval by the Health and Safety Section).

The ID is strictly personal and non-transferable.

ID-Smart card issuing

  • University members (staff, students)
    All University members may apply to the Express Services of the University, tel. 22 89 5555 to issue UCy IDs.

  • External users
    External users wishing to become members of the Library of the University of Cyprus and obtain the Library Card must apply to Circulation and Services Office by submitting an Application for Registration as External Member (PDF). The cost for the card to be issued is €12,00. Subscription costs vary depending on the type of subscription (individual, family, group) and its duration (1, 2 or 3 years). The fees for card issuing and for the subscription are paid upon submission of the application. The terms and conditions of registration of external users can be found on page 2 of the Application.

External users wishing to become members of the Library of the University of Cyprus and obtain the Library Card for use of the premises and services other than checking out material, e.g. for printing/photocopying, may submit the Application for Registration as External Member (pdf) selecting just issuing of a card, without a subscription.

Underage users

Children (under 12 years old)
Children who are under 12 years old may make use of the Library provided that they be accompanied and attended by an adult. The attendant is responsible for the activities, behavior and safety of the children. Children should use the areas indicated by the Library staff, mainly the Children’s Section.

Teenagers (age 12-17)
Teenagers may register as external members and have access and make use of the Library provided that a  parent/guardian give written permission and be physically present during the application. The charge for card issuing is €12,00. Those interested should apply to Circulation and User Services Office and submit the following forms:

External member application form

Annex to the application for registration of a minor as an external member / for family subscription

University of Cyprus Alumni

UCY alumni wishing to remain Library (external) members must submit an Application for Registration as External Member and request only card issuing (€12,00). For the first year right after graduation subscription is free, while for the second and third year after graduation alumni are entitled a 50% discount on subscription.

Students of Hellenic Open University (HOU)

Students of Hellenic Open University (HOU) may register, if they wish, as external members of the Library of the University of Cyprus at no subscription cost, provided that they present once a year proof of studying at HOU. However, they have to obtain a Library card by paying a one-off €12,00 fee.

 

For questions or more information you may contact:
Stavroula Pitta tel. 22892167, 22892020

Collaboration among Cypriot academic libraries – Member registration

  • Registration of UCY community members to the libraries of Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and University of Nicosia

Members of the University community (Library members) may borrow material from the libraries of Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and University of Nicosia as external members by presenting their UCY ID, following the approval of application submitted to the University of Cyprus Library.

Application for registration as member to libraries of other Cypriot academic institutions and terms of registration [in Greek]

  • Registration of members of Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and University of Nicosia to the University of Cyprus Library

Members of Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and University of Nicosia may borrow material from the University of Cyprus Library following the approval of application submitted to their university library. Those interested must obtain a UCY Library Member card (issuing cost €12,00) with which they can enjoy borrowing benefits at no extra charge for their entire period of studying. The card is necessary for entering/exiting the Library premises, for use of self-checkout stations and for use of photocopiers.

The collaboration as explained above derives from a special agreement signed between the University of Cyprus Library and collaborating libraries.

 

For questions or more information you may contact:
Eleni N. Andreou Tel. 22892045