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Library Services

Other Visitors

Please note that due to the libraries operating at reduced capacity, Membership and Access for all external users will remain suspended until further notice.

Bike racks next to Mile End Library entrance


Students from institutions not part of the University London network, members of the general public and private researchers are welcome to visit our libraries if they can demonstrate genuine research needs. This applies both to One Day Passes and Temporary Membership.

  • The One Day Pass is issued at the Welcome Desk, without the need to apply in advance. It gives access to a user on a once-per-year basis.
  • Users that need repeated access are welcome to apply for a temporary membership filling the “Repeated access for external visitors” form. The maximum length of the membership is three months, renewable, and access during term time is limited to off-peak hours (from 18:00 to 00:00 during the week, from 08:00 to 00:00 at weekends). Please note the membership allows reference access only.