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Other Visitors

Members of the general public and private researchers are welcome to visit our libraries if they can demonstrate research purposes. This applies both to One Day Passes and temporary membership. To apply for temporary membership email providing:

  1. More details about your research;
  2. The resources you intend to use (please search our library catalog);
  3. The period of your planned visit.

The maximum length of the membership is three months, renewable, and access can be limited to off-peak times (after 19:00 during the week, all day weekends and during vacation).

Access rules for members of the general public are relaxed during special occasions, including vacation times, Welcome Week, Moving In Weekend, open days. For more information get in touch with the Library.

24/7 access restrictions

Due to increased demand for study spaces and resources by our staff and students, access to the Mile End Library will be restricted during the examination period between Monday 17 April to Friday 26 May inclusive. Please note that access at our Whitechapel and West Smithfield libraries remain unaffected.

Existing membership will be temporarily suspended and new membership applications will not be processed during this time.

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