The Library offers a range of memberships, with free access for most University of London students and staff.

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University of London students and staff

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

University of London alumni


Retired academic staff and individuals who graduated with a University of London degree.

Students and staff at other UK universities

Find out more about joining Senate House Library as a member of staff or student from another UK university.

Students and staff at an overseas university

Membership information for current academic staff and individuals studying for a research degree (e.g. PhD, MPhil) at overseas universities.

General public, day tickets and other memberships

We offer a range of long and short term memberships for the public and for institutions

Library Induction tours

Are you new to the library? Would you like to find out more about the services we offer? Library Induction Tours are available.