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Purchasing Kingston University library membership

Kingston University alumni, members of the public and companies can purchase membership of Kingston University libraries.


  • 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 September 2021 and 31 August 2022):

  • 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.
  • Unfortunately we cannot offer access to computing facilities or e-resources.

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