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Library membership is available to all staff and students of St George’s, University of London, to selected staff working for the NHS in South West London, and to external members. Select your group below to check your eligibility and borrowing rights.
Students will get automatic access to the library. The will be entitled to borrow up to 15 items.
Staff will need to register to get access to the library. The will be entitled to borrow up to 15 items*.
Alumni will need to register with the library during staffed hours, from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You will need to bring your alumni card. Alumni visitors have reference access only to the books and print journals.
* Honorary staff will have reference access only.
Students will get automatic access to the Library. The will be entitled to borrow up to 15 items.
Staff will need to register to get access to the library. The will be entitled to borrow up to 15 items.*
Staff working in the following trusts will be able to register and get full access*:
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (including community-based staff)
South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust
Wandsworth CCG and GP practice staff in Wandsworth
Social workers in Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth (limited loans)
National Blood Service South Thames (limited loans).
To register as an NHS member you can fill in this online form or visit the library in person Monday-Friday, 8.00-6.00pm
Public Health staff in Wandsworth
staff from Croydon Health Services, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
St George's Clinical Observers
honorary appointments within St. George's, University of London and the Trust
students and academic visitors based within St George's and the Trust for less than four weeks
NHS Sutton and Merton
The university is closed to visitors at weekends and after 6pm during the week.
Access outside these times is available to visitors but they must register with the library helpdesk during staffed hours, from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and pay a fee.
See table below for charges.
Please note: users must register on a Friday before 5pm for this type of access
Admission to the library is at the discretion of the library services manager and subject to the following conditions:
visitors must fill in all parts of the admission form legibly.
visitors must show some identification (institutional ID, driving licence or bank card).
visitors must be 18 years old or over.
visitors have access to print-based information resources, photocopying facilities and the online library catalogue only.
use of the photocopier is available to visitors during staffed hours only (8am to 5.30pm).
visitors must observe the library rules and regulations.
Visitors and external members do not have access to the library's computing facilities due to licensing restrictions.
St George's is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme. This is a co-operative venture between most of the higher-education libraries of the UK and Ireland. It enables staff, research students, full-time and part-time postgraduates, and distance-learning and placement students to borrow material from other libraries. The allowance is two books from the three-week loan categories.
It also provides undergraduates with reference access to participating libraries.
Visitors must apply for SCONUL Access via the SCONUL website.
Once they have received the confirmation email from their institution, it should be brought to St George's library helpdesk along with a valid ID or library card. The library helpdesk staffed opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Access cards can only be issued between 9am and 5pm.
Please visit the SCONUL website for more information.
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