The library offers a year's membership to Writtle alumni during the year following their graduation, and is part of the SCONUL Access scheme.

We are unable to offer any other form of external membership which allows regular access to the library or borrowing rights. We are however able to accommodate one-off visits for research purposes, providing reference-only access to our print collection. All such applications to visit the library must be made in writing to the Lead Librarian, Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford CM1 3RR or by email.

Visitors are generally restricted to the library core hours of 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, between September and June. Requests to access the library must be agreed in advance by contacting the library by telephone (01245 424245) or email.

Current opening times are publicised at All visitors must sign in at main reception and be accompanied on campus at all times.