Alumni: All former students of Goldsmiths


All former students automatically join the Goldsmiths alumni community and can register to use the Library's facilities. 

New Alumni

If you are a former student who left Goldsmiths within the last three years you can register for free alumni library membership.

Membership is free for the first three years from your finishing date and entitles you to:

· Access the library 24/7

· Borrow up to four books at a time

· Use the guest wifi

Please note that alumni members are currently unable to access computers or online resources owing to licensing restrictions.

If you have outstanding books on loan on either your Goldsmiths or Senate House Library account, you will need to return these books before your application can be processed.

All other Alumni

All alumni who left Goldsmiths more than three years ago can also obtain alumni membership. There are two options to choose from, borrowing or reference membership.

A borrowing membership costs £30 for three years. This allows you to borrow up to four books at a time.

A reference membership is free and lasts for three years.

Both types of membership allow 24/7 access to the Library and use of the guest wifi.

How to register

Alumni should apply online before visiting the Library – please follow these three steps:

1. Apply online and allow five working days for your application to be approved

2. When you receive a notification email from us that your application has been successful, please take the email to Reception in the Richard Hoggart Building (campus map). Reception is open from 07.00-22.00, Monday- Saturday.

3. Concierge staff will take your photo and issue you with an Alumni card.


How to contact us

The Library
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Telephone 020 7919 7150 (Library Reception), 020 7919 7189 (Library Help Desk)