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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 the LSBU Alumni Association 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 Perry Library. 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.

When you come to the library for the first time please bring your SCONUL approval email and your student ID. 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.

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, Havering and Redbridge PCT
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Havering PCT
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital

Contact the Library and Learning Resources team

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

Perry Library, Southwark Campus

Tel: 020 7815 6607 Email: library@lsbu.ac.uk

Havering Campus Library

Tel: 020 7815 5982 Email: library@lsbu.ac.uk

Opening hours

Please see our Library and Learning Resources homepage

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