Library

Pilkington Library

Graduates of the University may apply for an Alumni User Card free of charge for the first five years after graduating. Afterwards, you can choose to pay either £10 per annum or to make a one-off life membership payment of £100 to continue your membership.

Membership enables you to borrow up to eight long/week loans at a time. Please note that online subscriptions are unavailable as part of an Alumni Library Card subscription. 

Applications can be made in person at the main enquiry desk or by contacting the Customer Services Manager via email or telephone: 01509 222353. Access to the Loughborough University London Library can be arranged by email.

Retired members of University staff may apply in writing to the University Librarian for an external borrowing ticket, which is usually provided free of charge. These tickets enable you to borrow up to four long loans at a time for up to four weeks each.

Day pass

The library also offers a guest account day service* that you can obtain from the customer services desk. In order to obtain a day’s guest account you will need to be 18 years of age or over, have some form of official picture identification (e.g. passport, driving licence) and sign an acceptable use form.

Guest accounts remain active until midnight on the day of issue and allow the user to access the internet, Microsoft Office programmes and a selection of our e-resources.

If you wish to use print or photocopy facilities you will need to purchase credits from the customer services desk. Please note that unused credits cannot be refunded.

*The Library reserves the right to withdraw guest and alumni access at peak times.

Exam season and restrictions

Library access will be unavailable to guests and alumni during exam seasons (January and May-June). Full details of Library opening hours can be found on the Library website alongside latest news.

Access to the Loughborough University London Library is restricted to the hours of 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday and the University reserves the right to further restrict or deny access during busy periods.