Overseas universities

Register online to use the library

Current academic staff and research degree students (eg PhD, MPhil) at overseas universities

Photographic ID (such as a passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a recent utility bill or bank statement) are required, along with a current university ID card as evidence of your status as an academic staff member or research student at your university.  However, if your university card does not specifically indicate that you are academic staff or a research student a letter from your department detailing your status is also required.

Please note: we do not issue letters of invitation to visit the library.

Non-UK Students and academic staff at other universities (PhD, MPhil) with valid ID Free reference


Current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at overseas universities

This membership includes a 10 book borrowing allowance. Please note – a valid university ID card or a letter from your academic department is required as evidence of student status along with photo ID and proof of address.

3 months £70.00
1 year £210.00

Day tickets are also available


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. We will then contact you to arrange payment via the University of London Online Store.

Register online, non UK universities.

ID requirements for Library membership.

Membership ID