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Head of Membership 


Mat Reynolds,
Head of Membership,
UCL Library Services,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT

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When can I register or renew?

Library registrations and renewals can be completed whenever the Library Assistance Desks are open (please see our libraries pages for details). However, please note that complex or unusual cases are advised to make contact with the UCL Library Services Membership team at lib-membership@ucl.ac.uk in advance and / or to visit Main Library Information Point between 09:30-19:00 Monday to Friday, when specialist staff are on duty.

SOAS students and staff

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There is a reciprocal arrangement between SOAS and UCL, which allows members of each College special privileges over and above those usually offered to University of London members.

Under the agreement the borrowing privileges will be as follows:

  • Staff: 3 books
  • PhD/MPhil students: 3 books
  • Taught postgraduates: 3 books

Undergraduates are not able to borrow but can obtain reference access for the academic year. Special arrangements apply to intercollegiate students.

Current SOAS ID (including photograph) plus standard proof of address (see What do I need to bring with me?) for details. Those applying for borrowing access should also bring a passport sized photograph.

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