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SOAS Library

General public

Reference Membership
  • You can apply immediately on arrival at the Library during staffed hours
  • Photo ID must be shown - passport, driving licence, institutional ID (student/staff card), Freedom Passes or national ID card (where applicable).
  • Fees are charged for reference membership: Annual ticket £100; 6 month ticket £70; 1 month ticket £30
Borrowing Membership
  • You can apply immediately on arrival at the Library during staffed hours
  • Proof of ID must be shown - passport, driving licence, institutional ID (student/staff card), Freedom Passes or national ID card (where applicable).
  • Proof of address must be shown- bank statement, utility bill, drivers licence.
  • You can borrow a total of 6 books for 1 month
  • Fees are charged for borrowing membership: Annual ticket £150; 6 month ticket £100
  • Children 17 and under are not entitled to a borrowing card. Access is at the discretion of the Library.

If you wish to apply, please complete a membership form and return it to the Library.

To obtain a membership form you can:
  • Pick one up from the Membership Desk in the Library
  • Request one by email
  • Download as a PDF file use link on the right (you will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat to view).