Alumni and Be Birkbeck

Whether you are alumni or a Be Birkbeck member, joining the Library is simple. Click below to find out how.


How do I join?

1. Download and complete our alumni application form

2. Bring the form to our Admissions desk with photo ID, and a passport sized photo to be used on your Birkbeck membership card (we accept printed digital photos).

What does my membership include?

  • Free reference access.
  • Access to our walk-in PC.
  • A guest photocopying account on request at the Help Desk on level one.
  • A guest wi-fi account. Ask about this at the Help Desk on level one.

For an annual £70 fee you can borrow five 3 week or 1 week loan items.

Please note: membership does not include access to printing, some e-resources, PCs, one day loans, Interlibrary Loans or requests for items out on loan.

Be Birkbeck (Associate Students)

This is a unique scheme extending Birkbeck’s community. Be Birkbeck enables you to engage with the latest academic developments across a range of fields, exchange ideas with like-minded people and discuss and debate ideas.

How do I join?

For information about joining the Scheme and any queries please go to the Be Birkbeck page.

What does my membership include?

There are three tiers of membership:-

  • Bronze membership at £5 per month - no access to the Library
  • Silver membership at £15 per month - reference access to the Library and access to online resources
  • Gold membership at £17 per month - borrowing up to five items from the Library and access to online resources
Terms and Conditions apply. See Sections 8, and 10.2 to 10.4 on the Terms and Conditions page.