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Alumni and visiting users

Alumni

If you are a former LSBU student or staff member, you can get free access to our libraries. There is also a paid membership scheme available that allows you to borrow books from the library.

Find further information about joining LSBU Alumni and how to get your Alumni Access card.

Once you have your access card, there are computers with internet access available for you to use in the Southwark Campus Library located in the LSBU Hub. The LSBU Visitor Wi-Fi network is also available for you to use with your own laptop. If you are a current member of an institution that provides Eduroam wireless internet access, you can use this network on the LSBU campus too. You can find out more information about services for LSBU alumni on our library webpage.

Students or staff members from other universities

You may be able to access LSBU’s libraries by joining the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Once you have applied online, you will receive confirmation from your home university. When you come to the library for the first time please bring your SCONUL approval email and your student ID. You will be asked to visit one of our help desks to take your photo for an LSBU ID card which will give you access to the library on your future visits.

Depending on your level and mode of study you may be able to borrow books or you may have reference only access. We will let you know when you join.

During vacation periods you can access LSBU libraries for reference only using your own student ID under the SCONUL Vacation Access scheme.

There is no access to our computers for SCONUL members, but the LSBU Visitor Wi-Fi network is available for you to use with your own laptop or if you are a member of an institution that provides Eduroam wireless internet access, you can use this network on the LSBU campus too.

You can see further information about SCONUL access at LSBU on our services for visitors library webpage.

Members of the public

Reference access to members of the public, not covered by the schemes listed above, is also available. Please see our services for visitors webpage for full details of costs and how to apply.

There is no access to our computers for members of the public, but the LSBU Visitor Wi-Fi network is available for you to use with your own laptop or mobile device.

Members of specific organisations

If you are a member of: Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) or Organisation of Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) you are eligible for reference access by showing your organisation's membership card.Due to licensing restrictions on our electronic resources you will not be able to use our PCs. However, we have visitor Wi-Fi if you bring your own device.

NHS Trust staff

NHS Trust staff can access our library at Havering only. In order to apply, please come to the Havering Campus Library help desk. Remember to bring your NHS ID and proof of address with you.

Participating trusts include:

  • Barking and Dagenham PCT
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge PCT
  • Havering PCT
  • Waltham Forest PCT
  • North East London Mental Health Trust
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital Trust
  • Staff from the above NHS Trusts can use the library catalogue and study space and are able to borrow 2 books.

Contact the Library and Learning Resources team

The locations of our libraries can be found on our Maps and travel page.

Library and  Student IT Support website

Tel: 020 7815 6607

Raise an enquiry via MyAccount
Email: library@lsbu.ac.uk

Opening hours

Please see our Library website.

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