Library Services


Membership Services

UCL students and staff are eligible to use and borrow books from the various UCL libraries, using your UCL ID card. Qualifying external users must complete an online registration form before visiting.

Service update

Important information for all users

Restrictions on access to UCL electronic resources 

Offsite access to UCL electronic resources is only available to current UCL students and staff. Other library members will be able to access these resources via the onsite Explore Access terminals only.

However, the Alumni Relations team does provide free access to JSTOR, Project Muse and SAGE. This is available for UCL Alumni only. Please visit the Alumni e-journal access webpage for further details.

Qualifying criteria

Please can all prospective applicants check the information below to confirm that they meet the qualifying criteria before completing the online registration request.
UCL letters art sculpture outside the UCL Student Centre

UCL users

Full time UCL users do not need to apply for library membership. Registration is normally completed automatically. Re-sitting, interrupting, short-course and summer school students along with departmental visitors can apply for access.

Library user approaching the UCL Cruciform Hub entry gates

External (non-UCL) users

We allow qualifying external users to visit our libraries. All applicants must complete an online registration form and have received an email confirming their Library membership before arriving at the Library to collect a library card.

Contact us

Membership Team

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Membership Team
UCL Library Services
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT