Getting a SAS Card

SAS Students

SAS Cards for new and continuing students at the School of Advanced Study will be prepared in advance and issued by the School on registration.

Continuing students – you need to present your old and new SAS card at the Membership Desk on the 4th Floor at Senate House Library. Once there you will be asked to confirm your details.

Late registration – for those students who have been registered late.


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.


Other on-line features

The card can also be used to check your library record online and to renew your books online from the Senate House Library website.


Accessing other libraries

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