Search our site
Search our site

Purchasing Kingston University library membership


  • Individual and alumni library members can borrow four items from the library at a time.
  • Corporate members can borrow up to fifteen items on one company ticket at a time or nominate four members of staff to borrow up to four items each on separate membership cards.
  • Items borrowed will automatically renew provided the item is not requested by another user or the account is not blocked by outstanding fines of £15 or more.
  • Library members can log into iCat to check their account status online and place hold requests.
  • Guest WiFi is available for use on the library member's own laptop or portable device.


Alumni membership

  • 6 months: £25
  • 12 months: £50

Individual membership

  • Non-Kingston Borough resident – 6 months: £60
  • Non-Kingston Borough resident – 12 months: £120

Residents of the Royal Borough of Kingston can purchase individual membership for a reduced fee
(between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2024):

  • Kingston Borough resident – 6 months: £25
  • Kingston Borough resident – 12 months: £50

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Applicants can join the scheme in person in any of Kingston University's four libraries. Payment must be made before a library membership account can be created. We can only accept debit and credit card payments.

Terms of use

  • Library members can use Kingston University Libraries during core opening hours but not during night opening.
  • All library members are required to comply with the 'Rules and Regulations for the use of Library Services' (part of University Regulations), a copy of which is available from the Information Centre based in each library.
  • The standard University rules for outstanding fines and overdue books apply.
  • Members are reminded that the onus of obtaining copyright permission for reproduction purposes is with the member (the user) and not the library.
  • We do not offer any print or copy services to visitors or external library members.
  • We cannot offer access to computing facilities or e-resources.
  • Membership only available to 18 year olds +
  • Information gathered as part of the membership application process will be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Kingston University Privacy Policy to administer your use of Library facilities. Data may be passed to other University departments where necessary as part of the management of our services.

Contact details


Find us on our social media channels: