Library membership is automatically granted to students and staff of the institution and to those teaching or studying on validated courses. Services available for you to use will vary depending on your membership category.
The library registration procedure for all City, University of London students and staff is outlined below.
City alumni, SCONUL Access users and other external readers should follow the links above to find the relevant access and registration details.
City, University of London students
Library registration is integrated into the registration process for your course. Once this has been completed - and you have obtained your ID card - you will be able to start using our services and accessing electronic resources straight away.
City, University of London staff
City staff can complete our simple online staff registration form - you will need your staff ID card at hand to do this. Alternatively, visit your local site library with your staff ID card and register in person.
Registered Visiting Scholars are entitled to use Library facilities on a reference only basis. Access to our libraries requires a valid City ID card. Visiting scholars do not have access to online library resources due to licensing requirements.
Validated course students and staff
City validates selected courses from a number of institutions. Library privileges are only available to students on these specific courses. Students on these courses will have been issued with a regular City ID card and will need to bring this card on each visit.
Academic staff involved in teaching on a City validated course will need to register separately with Library Services. Library access and membership will be arranged through the Validation and Partnerships Office within the Student and Academic Services Directorate.
Evening and weekend courses
Students attending short evening/weekend courses run by the Enterprise Office will be issued with a City pass. Please bring this to the library, along with your letter and receipt confirming attendance on a current course. We will ask you to complete a registration form to enable you to borrow library books.