Library

Imperial alumni may join the libraries free of charge.

How to access Imperial libraries as an alumnus

To use the library regularly for reference, you can apply for an admission card at the Welcome Desk.To visit the Central Library on a single occasion, sign the visitors' book at the Welcome Desk and show one of the required forms of identification. You will then be issued with a day ticket.

Find out more.

How to access e-journals, e-books and databases

A growing number of online resources are available to alumni for remote access. Please note, your access to e-journals, e-books and databases is limited only to those permitted by the terms of our licences and mainly available within the Library. You can access online resources through your account from May 2018.

View a full list of online resources available to alumni.

Please note: While we upgrade our online account service to Imperial Plexus, online resources are currently unavailable remotely. You can access some of the resources at the library if you are visiting an Imperial campus.