How to join the Library

Application forms are available at the Library membership desk or can be printed by clicking on the link below. Please bring photo ID and a passport-sized photograph with you. You may have access to the Library as soon as you have applied and borrowing will be activated within 2 working days.

  • Reference use of the Library costs £35 per year
  • Limited borrowing (5 items, excluding one-day loans) costs £70 per year

Membership is for one year from the date of joining.

Reference one-day passes may be purchased for £6 (photo ID must be shown).

We accept payments in cash and by credit/debit card but not by cheque.

Please note the following restrictions:

  • you will not have access to Library PCs or to printing. We do have a Walk-in Access PC with restricted access to the internet and those electronic resources licensed for walk-in access. For more information about this please enquire at the Help Desk.
  • no access to the interlibrary loans and LAMP (postal loans) services
  • borrowing excludes one day loans
  • you may not request material that is on loan

Alumni Library application form

Information about other benefits for alumni can be found at the Development and Alumni web site. Contact the Alumni Office by telephoning 020 7380 3134 or email