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Other Visitors


Bike racks next to Mile End Library entrance


Students from institutions not eligible for the SCONUL Access scheme, or 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 academic year basis.
  • Users that need repeated access are welcome to apply for a temporary membership by completing 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.

Please note:

  • External visitors do not have access to PCs, electronic resources or the Queen Mary Wi-Fi network
  • We reserve the right to restrict access during exam periods


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