SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS alumni

Reference Membership
  • Available for an annual fee of £10
  • Proof of ID must be shown
Borrowing Membership
  • Annual Library membership only £60
  • Proof of ID must be shown
  • You can borrow a total of 3 books for 1 month
  • Study carrels, One Week and 3 day loan items (DVD/CD's) are excluded from loan entitlement

If you wish to apply, please bring photographic proof of identity (a passport or driving licence) and proof of address with you to the Development and Alumni Affairs office (Room 130, Main SOAS building). The office will provide you with a letter, verifying your alumni status, to take to the Library.

SOAS Alumni: JSTOR & Project MUSE Access

We are now able to provide off-campus access to JSTOR archival content and Project MUSE for SOAS Alumni. For both resources you will need to register with the SOAS Alumni website (free). Then access JSTOR or Project MUSE via the SOAS Alumni website.

The Alumni office is open from: 09.30-17.30, Monday to Friday
If you have any questions, please contact: or via
telephone: +44 (0)20 7898 4041

Important Notice

Please read the information on our website and ensure that you are paying for the right membership to avoid additional costs as we do not issue refunds for cancelled membership.

We will charge the full price for Borrowing membership even if you already have a Reference membership as our payment structure will not permit such upgrades. This applies to all membership types without exception.