Library membership

Alumni or retired staff members who live in the UK are eligible for free membership to our on-campus Library.

As a valued part of the alumni community, you can:

  • Use the library space
  • Access the guest WiFi with your own device
  • Borrow up to four items for seven days
  • Search our collections in advance:


Increasingly academic articles and research may be published through Open Access and made available through institutional repositories. The University of Surrey institutional repository is available here:

There are other Open Access repositories

To obtain your library card, simply complete our alumni benefits form. We will then provide you with proof of your graduate status which you can take to the library to collect your library card. Opening times to collect your card are 9am-11am Monday to Friday.