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Information for External Visitors: External Borrowing Membership

External Borrowing

External Borrowing Membership provides:
- Limited borrowing of 5 books from the 4-Week loan collection only (excluding 1-Week loans, Curriculum Resources and other restricted categories)
- Access for reference and study to all collections.
- General reference/enquiry services – in person, telephone or email.
- Self-service photocopying facilities.
- Walk-in access for ejournals via the UCL Explore terminals (no printing is available but articles can be saved onto your USB memory stick)

Free Categories - External Borrowing

The following are required when applying and renewing for all external borrowing membership including Free & Paying categories:

• proof of identity

• proof of home address eg driving licence, recent utility bill.

a. Qualifying exam/essay/research proposal (expiry date must be their essay submission date)
Applicants for Institute of Education courses required to take an examination, or to submit an essay or research proposal in order to qualify for their place.

Proof required: Official letter from Registry or Doctoral School.

b. Past staff of the Institute of Education (valid for 2 consecutive academic years)

Proof required: Staff ticket or note from HR.

c. Partnership Schools & Colleges One named individual from each PGCE Partnership Schools & Colleges

Proof required: Name on Partnership School & College list + Proof of ID and Recent Proof of Home Address required

d. SOAS Reciprocal Agreement
-       Staff and Doctoral students from SOAS.

Proof required: Staff or student card showing Doctorate status

e. SCONUL Access Scheme (Bands A, B and C)
-       Staff and doctoral students (Band A)
-       Part-time postgraduate students (Band B)
-       Distance Learning and Placement students (Band B)
-       Full-time postgraduate students (Band C)
Proof required: SCONUL Access card or SCONUL Access email and a current student card or staff card

SCONUL Access online application


Free tickets are valid until the end of the academic year or until your course or contract ends, whichever comes first.

Paying External Borrowing Membership

General Charges for 2016 - 2017:
3 months:        £75.00
6 months:        £135.00

1 year:             £240.00

- Alumni Borrowing Membership
£50 for 12-months
Proof required:
· UCL Alumni Association Card or Graduation Certificate from UCL or IOE course.

· A proof of current address required (driving license, utility bill,…)

- Group Borrowing Membership
An annual fee of £400 provides tickets for three named individuals. Additional tickets are available for a further £150 each.
These special rates are not available for shorter periods than one year.
Proof required:
· Signed Group Membership Form (see below) with the three named individuals 
· A proof of current address required (driving license, utility bill,…) for each named individuals