Library Services


Students and staff from overseas universities

Information on access to our libraries for staff and students from overseas universities.

Visiting academic staff and research (doctoral) postgraduates

Visiting academic staff and research (doctoral) postgraduates from overseas universities can apply for free reference access to the library for up to a year by completing an online application in advance of visiting the library.

Please note: UCL Library Services will not issue invitation or acceptance letters.

Other students

Other students from overseas universities must pay to use the library.

Current charges are:

  • £7.00 for one day.
  • £20.00 for a week.
  • £30.00 for a month.
  • £120.00 for six months.
  • £200.00 for a year.

Reference only

Members of overseas universities are not permitted to borrow books.

Before applying

Please note: when applying for membership, please allow at least two working days for your application to be processed before you intend to visit the library. 

The start date for short term paid memberships (one month and less) will be set when the card is collected.

To apply

To apply for membership, applicants must complete the online registration form and attach:

  1. A passport style photo (colour, facing camera).
  2. A photo/scan of your home institution ID card with level of study / status in English.

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