Please note that from 8 August to 18 September access to Senate House Library is available via the Montague Place entrance opposite the British Museum. This is due to our programme of works over the summer and closure of both the Malet Street and the Russell Square car parks. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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
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.
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 email@example.com a copy of your current University ID card. We will then contact you to arrange payment via the University of London Online Store.