University of London

Current students and staff (including Emeritus Professors) at the Colleges and Institutions listed below are eligible for free membership of Senate House Library on production of a current institutional ID card.

University of London

Current students and staff (including Emeritus Professors) at the Colleges and Institutions listed below are eligible for free membership of Senate House Library on production of a current institutional ID card.

Register online

Register online to use the Library

University of London

Students and staff

Birkbeck College, University of London

Important: check Birkbeck's website for access arrangements and documentation required.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
City, University of London Royal Holloway
Courtauld Institute of Art Royal Veterinary College
Goldsmiths’ College St George’s, University of London
Institute of Cancer Research School of Advanced Study
King’s College London School of Oriental and African Studies
London Business School University College London
London School of Economics and Political Science University of London in Paris
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Royal Academy of Music
Queen Mary, University of London  

University of London Distance Learning students unable to attend the library in person can register by contacting shl.membership@london.ac.uk.

University of London Alumni

View information about University of London alumni membership.

University of London Worldwide Students

Students enrolled with the University of London Worldwide are entitled to free day passes on demand to use the collections at Senate House Library. Students wishing to join the Library will require a paid membership and this comes with a 10 book borrowing allowance unless otherwise stated. Please see below for further information. 

3 months £70.00
1 year £210.00

Please note that proof of enrolment with the University of London Worldwide is required for free day passes and paid memberships. (a University of London virtual ISIC student card which must have the University of London logo in the top right hand corner).  

Renew online

If you have previously registered with the Library as a Worldwide/International Programme student and are still studying, you can renew your Library membership by emailing shl.membership@london.ac.uk a copy of your current Worldwide student ID. We will then contact you to arrange payment via the University of London Online Store.

Photographic ID and proof of address are required. Find out more about ID requirements for membership.