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Library Access for Alumni

Reference only access

Former students of the university are welcome to use our libraries after finishing their studies by presenting their King’s Connect profile to security, reference only access is free. Please visit the Alumni Benefits pages here for more information.

Visitors to King’s libraries can use many of the same printing and photocopying services available to staff and students. Full details of this service and instructions on how to register for your own guest print account can be found here. These facilities are available in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act, 1988

Access to a limited selection of e-resources is available via a small number of public access (VERA) PCs.

Alumni+ Library cards

Swipe access to all our libraries and borrowing privileges (Alumni+ library cards) are only available via library subscription at reduced charge of £60 per year or £30 for six months.

Subscribers will have swipe access to all KCL libraries and can borrow up to 5 four week loans books but please note that one week and rolling 24hr loans cannot be borrowed.

Should you wish to subscribe for an Alumni+ account, please email librarymembership@kcl.ac.uk and provide our team with:

1. your full name and KCL Alumni number

2. a digital photo for your Alumni+ Library card

3. a non-kcl email address

4. the day you would like your subscription to start

5. the library you wish to collect your card from

Please note that your library account will be activated and you will be able to collect your Alumni+ library card only after your subscription payment has been processed.

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