University of London

Students and staff

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 to join the Library (for University of London staff and students)

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

* Students and staff of Birkbeck College should check the Birkbeck Library website for access arrangements and documentation required to register.University of London Distance Learning students unable to attend the library in person can register by contacting

University of London alumni

See here for details of University of London alumni membership.

University of London International Programme Students

Students enrolled with the University of London International Programme are entitled to 1 free visit to view the collections at Senate House Library. Students wishing to join the Library will require a paid membership. Please see below for further information.

3 months £55.00
6 months £110.00
1 year £220.00

Please note that proof of enrolment with the University of London International Programme (an International Programmes student ID card) is required. Membership comes with standard ten book borrowing unless otherwise stated.

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

Renew Online
If you have previously registered with the Library as an International Programmes student and are still studying with the International Programmes, you can renew your Library membership by emailing a copy of your current International Programmes student ID. We will then contact you to arrange payment via the University of London Online Store.

Register online, University of London