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Library services for visitors

Kingston University has a strong a commitment to our local community and supporting learners at all stages of their educational journey. As a result access to our libraries is open to all including...

Summary of library membership offered to visitors

Alumni membership
Individual membershipCorporate membershipMembers of the public
Library membership card Yes
 Yes  Yes  No
Use of print collections for reference


 Yes  Yes  Yes
Borrow items 4 4 15 No
Place requests Yes Yes Yes No
Access to Wi-Fi Yes - The Cloud Yes - The Cloud Yes - The Cloud Yes - The Cloud
Access to e-resources No No No No
Access to KU dissertations and theses No No No No
Access during Night Opening No No No No
Duration 12 months 6 or 12 month options 12 months n/a
Fee £60 for 12 months

£50 + VAT for 6 months

£100 + VAT for 12 months

£350 + VAT n/a


You are also welcome to visit Kingston University's archives and special collections, which include several Iris Murdoch collections, theatre collections such as the Sheridan Morley and Sondheim Society archives, and the Vane Ivanovic Library and Archive, find out how to gain access, which is by appointment only.


Kingston University provides wireless internet access to visitors. For more details, see our Information and Technology Services Wi-Fi page.

School and college visits

Teachers wishing to enquire about a school or college visit to one of our libraries should email You can also find out more about University outreach activities for schools and colleges.

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