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SAS Staff

Members of staff will need to take an authorised ID Card Form (issued by your Institute) to the ID Card Office in Senate House South Block, where your photograph will be taken and the card created. The process takes approximately 10 minutes.

ID Cards are obtained from South Block reception of Senate House – by appointment, or email

Once you have obtained your card, please complete the registration form. The Membership Team will reply with confirmation of your registration.


Once you have activated your membership you will have access to the following libraries of Senate House Libraries, University of London:

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Institute of Classical Studies
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • Senate House Library (holds Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institute of Musical Research, Institute for the Study of the Americas, Institute of Philosophy and Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies collections)
  • Warburg Institute




The card can be used for borrowing from your institute of registration (where borrowing is permitted) and from Senate House Library and the library at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Electronic resources

The card can also be used to access a range of electronic resources.



Accessing other libraries

Find out how Staff and Students of the School of Advanced Studies can access other libraries.