Students and staff at other UK universities

Find out more about joining Senate House Library as a member of staff or student from another UK university.

Current academic staff (excluding retired and emeritus staff) and postgraduate research students (for example, PhD and MPhil) at UK universities are entitled to free annual reference membership. Those with valid SCONUL Access (Band A) are also entitled to a 4 book borrowing allowance. Please apply for SCONUL Access via your home institution and bring your authorisation email to the library. Documentary evidence stating your student or faculty status within the institution is also required, along with photographic ID and proof of address.

UK Students and academic staff at other universities (PhD, MPhil) with SCONUL Band A Free borrowing (4 books)
UK Students and academic staff at other universities (PhD, MPhil) without SCONUL Band A Free reference

Current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at UK universities

This membership includes a 10 book borrowing allowance. A valid university ID card is required as evidence of student status along with photographic ID and proof of address.

3 months£70.00
1 year£210.00

Day tickets are also available.

Information about SCONUL access.

Renew online

If you have previously registered with the Library as a member of a UK University and are still a member of that University, you can renew your Library membership by emailing shl.membership@london.ac.uk a copy of your current University ID card (and a copy of your SCONUL access Band A email if applicable).

Register online, other UK universities.

ID requirements for membership.

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Students and staff at other UK universities