During the current lockdown period alumni should only visit the Library if they have an essential need for facilities or resources to help you with a specific course of educational study.
Please study from home if you can - for your safety and the safety of others!
For more information and updates visit the Library and Student IT Support homepage
Yes - LSBU former students and staff can get free access to the Libraries by joining the Alumni society.
A limited number of PCs are available for you to use on Level 2 East of the Perry Library. Please ask at our help desks for the username and password in order to access these PCs. You can also get a 'guest' print account from the help desk which will enable you to print, copy and scan.
There is also a paid membership (£25 per year) that allows Alumni to borrow up to five books at a time.
Due to licensing restrictions we can’t offer alumni access to all of our electronic resources. However you can access some e-resources from other libraries such as the British Library or Westminster Reference Library. A limited number of resources are available within the Library buildings via our catalogue PCs.
Read the LSBU alumni magazine
Find out more about discounts for further study with LSBU
Find out more about discounts at the Academy of Sport
The British Library is the UK's largest library with over 150 million items in most known languages.
It is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
Most of its items are kept in closed storage - you'll need to request them and then use them in the British Library's reading rooms.
BL reader passes are free but you will need to give details of the material you wish to consult. You will also need to show personal identification and proof of address.
You can find full registration information on the British Library's website.
Search the British Library Catalogue.
Please note that this will not give you access to LSBU Resources and other LSBU services.
Due to the conditions of our licences we can't give Alumni access to all of our electronic resources and databases
However a limited number of resources are available within the Library buildings via our catalogue PCs
Print wirelessly from any device at:
• Guest username and password
Guest printing cards are available from our help desks