Senate House Library

University of London

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.

Please register online before you come into the Library.

University of London

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.

Please register online before you come into the Library.

Register here

How to register for Senate House Library without attending the Library

Senate House Library is pleased to offer University of London Students and central UoL staff remote electronic registration. 

In order to complete your membership you will have to submit your college email address. 

  • Follow the instructions on the email to complete your membership. 
  • If you have an existing membership use the Renew link
  • If you do not know your barcode please contact shl.membership@london.ac.uk

Visit our A-Z list of eResources. Please note, our online e-membership is valid for 4 months. You can renew within 14 days of the expiry date.

Students and staff

Birkbeck College, University of London

Important: check Birkbeck's website for access arrangements and documentation required.

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

University of London Alumni

View information about University of London alumni membership.

University of London Worldwide Students

Students enrolled with the University of London Worldwide are entitled to free day passes. Please arrange this in advance by email. Students wishing to join the Library will require a paid membership and this comes with a 10 book borrowing allowance unless otherwise stated. Please see below for further information. 

3 months £70.00
1 year £210.00

Please note that proof of enrolment with the University of London Worldwide is required for free day passes and paid memberships. We accept, a University of London virtual ISIC student card (which must have the University of London logo in the top right hand corner), or a letter from the University of London Worldwide registry, confirming your enrolment.

Renew online

If you have previously registered with the Library as a Worldwide/International Programme student and are still studying, you can renew your Library membership by emailing shl.membership@london.ac.uk a copy of your current Worldwide student ID. We will then contact you to arrange payment via the University of London Online Store.

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