Take a break, read for pleasure or take up some other leisure pursuits

All work and no play?  Want a break from studying text books and online journals?  Why not take your UWE ID Card to your nearest public library, register and start borrowing books, films, music CDs and more just using your UWE card?  Whatever your interests you’re bound to find a book, CD or DVD, poster, leaflet  or e-resource about it through the public library.

UWE has teamed up with LibrariesWest which covers libraries in Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Somerset to allow you to use one card – your UWE ID Card – to access both UWE and public libraries.

Local public libraries are good places to find out more about what’s going on in the area you are living in.  There are notices and leaflets about What’s On – talks, walks, events – many of them free or low cost activities.  You may want to download an e-book onto your phone, e-book reader or laptop – you can do that free of charge through the public library too.

Maybe English is not your first language and you’d like to read some books or materials in your language.  Some of the LibrariesWest libraries have books in a range of languages including books for children – have a look at the website to find out more.

Local public libraries are welcoming, friendly places with lots of resources and there’s bound to be something to interest you.

For more information about how to use your UWE ID Card in the public libraries visit UWE’s Library Intranet pages or just walk into the next public library you walk past in the UWE area take your UWE ID Card to the desk and register.


For more information about this project you can contact the Open Doors Project Officer, Frances Robertson on Frances2.Robertson@uwe.ac.uk