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Alumni Library Cards

SOAS alumni have exclusive access to discounted membership of the SOAS Library. 

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To apply for your card, you'll need to visit the SOAS Alumni Relations team, bringing valid identification documents with you. We require:

  1. Photographic proof of identity (e.g. passport, driving licence)
  2. Proof of your address (e.g. utility bill)

Please bring these to the Alumni Office (Room R130, main SOAS building, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and we will provide you with a form verifying your alumni status. The Library will issue you with a card immediately, which will be valid for one year from the date of issue. Please note that the Library only accepts payment by cash or cheque.

Reference membership costs alumni £10 per year. Borrowing membership is available at a 50% discounted rate of £60 per year, you can borrow a total of six books for one month. Borrowing excludes access to study carrels, One Week and Overnight Loans. Access to electronic resources is available on-site only, except where additional access has been arranged for Alumni e.g. JSTOR and Project Muse (see below), and does not include Internet/Wifi access.

For more information, including further card benefits, free alumni day passes, opening hours and academic staff provisions, please go to www.soas.ac.uk/library

Free Alumni e-Journal Access

We're delighted to offer all SOAS alumni free access to JSTOR and Project Muse e-journals courtesy of SOAS Library. Alumni must log in to access the instructions for use. If you do not already have an account please complete our registration form now.