SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

SOAS alumni

Library membership for all Alumni are now processed by the Alumni Office in Room 116 in the Main Building

Reference Membership

  • Free
  • Your Library card will be printed for you by the Alumni office staff

Borrowing Membership

  • £60 per annum
  • Pay at the Library Membership Desk before your Library card is printed
  • You can borrow a total of 6 books for 1 month
  • Study carrels, One Week and 3 day loan items (DVD/CDs) 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 Alumni Office (Alumni Office in Room 116 in the Main Building).

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.

SOAS Alumni can access a number of e-resources on campus in the same way as other Walk-in users.

The Alumni office is open from: 09.30-17.00, Monday to Friday
If you have any questions, please contact: or via
telephone: +44 (0)20 7898 4041

We will charge the full annual price for Borrowing Membership if you want to upgrade your Reference membership. This applies to all membership types without exception.