How to join the Library

You can get an application form at the Library membership desk or print one by clicking on the link below.

Bring photo ID and a small, passport-style, photograph of yourself with you. You can have access to the Library as soon as you have applied and we will activate borrowing within 2 working days.

  • Reference use of the Library is free of charge from 3rd July 2017
  • Limited borrowing (5 items, excluding one-day loans) costs £70 per year
  • No remote access to e-resources

Membership is for one year from the date of joining.

Reference one-day passes may be purchased for £6 if reference membership is not taken up (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 ask at the Help Desk.
  • There is 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 membership form

You can find information about other benefits for alumni on the Alumni web site. Contact the Alumni Office by telephoning 020 7380 3134 or email