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LLR Library Services: Alumni and Visitors

LSBU Alumni Users

Can I still use the Library once my course finishes?

Former LSBU students and staff can get free access to the Libraries by joining LSBU Alumni.

As a member of LSBU Alumni, you can borrow up to five books at a time, free of charge. Use your Alumni card to take books out at the self-issue machines in the library.

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

E-resources for Alumni

Due to the conditions of our licences we can't give Alumni access to all of our electronic resources and databases, but you can access many of them.

Alumni e-resources

There are also a limited number of resources available within the Library buildings via our catalogue PCs

You can also access some e-resources from other libraries:

British Library

Westminster Reference Library

The Libraries Consortium via your public library. Visit their eLibrary

Alumni PCs 

Situated in Zone P on level 02 of the Southwark Campus Library.

Please ask at our help desk on level 03 for the login details.

Printing for Alumni and visitors

Alumni and visitors to the Southwark Campus Library can print via the internet using WebPrint.

Guest printing cards with username and password are available from our help desk.

Web Printing

Help Sheet - Web Printing for Alumni and Visitors

Visitor Membership

Members of the public can now purchase Visitor Membership at our main library on the Southwark campus. This includes access to our new LSBU Hub building and main University cafe when it opens later in the summer. 

Your membership will grant you reference only access to our study spaces and print collections. You can also access LSBU-guest wi-fi and our guest printing facilities.

Access to PCs and borrowing of items is not included.

Membership costs:

6 months (£100)
12 months (£150)

Apply for visitor membership

Opening hours

Visitors from other Institutions

Members of the following institutions are eligible for reference access by showing their organisation's membership card.

  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE),
  • Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)
  • Organisation of Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM)

Due to licensing restrictions on our electronic resources you will not be able to use our PCs. However, we have guest Wi-Fi if you bring your own device.

Visitors from other Universities - SCONUL

Students from Universites that are members of the SCONUL access scheme can apply for access to the LSBU libraries.

Make your application using the SCONUL website - your application will go through to your own University library for approval.

Once your application is approved, bring your permission email to our library help desks, with your ID card from your University. We will take your photo for an LSBU ID card which will give you access to the Library on your future visits.

Full details are available on the SCONUL website.

SCONUL website

You can print and copy at our libraries with a Guest print account. You can also use the LSBU guest Wi-Fi network. Ask at our help desk for further information.

Library help desk opening hoursSCONUL

SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme

During the Summer vacation you can access LSBU libraries for reference only using your own student ID under the SCONUL Vacation Access scheme.

SCONUL website

You can print and copy at our libraries with a Guest print account. You can also use the LSBU guest Wi-Fi network. Ask at our help desk for further information.

Library help desk opening hoursSCONUL

Wi-Fi access for Alumni and Visitors

There are two Wi-Fi networks available to visitors to the Southwark Campus Library.


If you are visiting from another institution which uses the Eduroam network, you can log on using your home institution's email address and password.

LSBU guest Wifi network

Connect to "LSBU-Guest" on your laptop or device and complete the registration form.

Please note that this will not give you access to LSBU Resources and other LSBU services.