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. (You may experience problems with our form if you are using Internet Explorer. Our apologies, we are working to correct this.)

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 if you prefer not to use Eduroam. 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.