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The Library offers a range of memberships, with free access for most University of London students and staff.

Register online

Speed up your Library membership by pre-registering your details online before you visit the Membership Desk.

Register online

Membership ID

Most University of London memberships

Most University of London students, staff and faculty can bring their college ID card or staff card to register with the Library.

All other memberships

All other memberships require two types of ID:

  1. Proof of your current address
  2. A form of photo identification

Evidence of your current address must clearly show your name.

We accept these original documents as proof of address:

  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, telephone or water)
  • Bank / building society statement 
  • Credit card statement
  • Council tax bill 
  • Passports
  • National identity card with address
  • Driving licence with address
  • Pay slips

We accept these as photo ID:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • National ID card
  • Railcard
  • British Library card
  • Student Oyster photocard

Library induction tours

Library induction tours

Are you new a member of the Library? Would you like to find out more about the services we offer? Library induction tours are available.

Contact us

If you have a question about joining the Library, please get in touch with Membership Services: