Library membership for alumni

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

About alumni membership

The University of Surrey Library is now open to Alumni. Information and updates about the library can be found on the Library website

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
  • Use our click and post service and borrow up to four books, which we can post out to you (UK & EU area)
  • Search our collections in advance on MySurrey.

Open access repositories

Increasingly academic articles and research are being published and made available open access. The University of Surrey Open Access Repository is available to view online

Access to other open access materials such as books, journals, datasets and global open repositories can be found via this Open Access research resources list.

You can also use the Open Access Button to easily connect you with open access research.

How to apply

To obtain a library card, please complete our alumni benefits form. Once completed a PDF document will appear for you to download as proof of your alumni status. Please forward this document to along with the following details:

  • Title
  • Full name
  • Student Number (if possible)
  • Postal Address
  • Phone number
  • Email Address (please do not use your University email address as this will expire shortly after you have graduated)