While the physical Library at Senate House is temporarily closed (more information), online services such as ebooks and databases remain available (for those with offsite access included with their membership). If you have a question, please talk to us via Library Live Chat. Staff are available online and are happy to help.
BPS chartered and BPS graduate members can join the Library free of charge for reference-only access for one calendar year. If you wish to borrow up to 10 books at a time, you can join the Library for 3 months or 1 year.
BPS student members are only eligible to join the Library with borrowing rights for 3 months or 1 year. This membership includes a 10 book borrowing allowance.
Please note: a valid BPS membership card is required as evidence of status along with photo ID and proof of address. Library membership is renewable providing BPS membership remains current.
BPS members registered for the Society’s Qualifications are eligible to join the Library with borrowing rights at no additional cost when they enrol for their qualification under a special arrangement between BPS and SHL; membership of the Library is renewed on an annual basis for the duration of the course. Contact the BPS Qualification Office for any questions regarding joining.
Join the BPS
If you are interested in joining the Senate House Library but are not a member of the BPS you can apply online on the Society’s website.