Library Resources for Alumni


Library Access and Opening Times:

Alumni can become library members for a minimal fee. Membership includes access to both the Bayes and City University libraries and the following terms apply:

  • Reference use is free of charge 
  • Borrowing membership (including reference access) is £30/year, this allows up to 5 loans at a time
  • Limited database access is available online and in the library (during staffed hours) - click here for more details.
  • To arrange access online as a borrower, please complete the online registration form and follow the link to the University's e-Store to make your payment
  • To arrange access in person please visit the library and confirm your alumni status by showing your alumni card.
  • As opening times vary, please visit the Business Library homepage for current opening hours. 

Alumni can also access Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre. The Centre is a publicly funded resource specialising in current business information. They have information on both British and foreign companies and subscribe to a number of  databases which can be used free of charge in the Centre with an SBREC membership.

Senate House Library

Alumni who graduated from 2016 onwards have access to the Library at Senate House for private study and non-commercial research only. Alumni must pay the alumni membership rate and will need to show a valid alumni card when applying to the Library for the first time. You will also be asked to provide your degree certificate on your first visit.

To learn more about the alumni membership rate at Senate House, please visit the University of London Alumni page.

Postgraduate Projects and Dissertations:

For access to Masters Projects and Dissertations please email

Electronic resources:

Remote electronic resources

To access the online databases you need to be logged in - you can log in at the side of the page. Additional content with details of how to access the databases will then be available further down this page. If you do not have log in details, then please register first. After you log in, please go to the Library Services page, where you will find the designated links for each electronic resource. Please note it may take up to 48 hours to process a new sign-up request.

Databases must only be used by alumni for personal research and access is strictly limited to non-commercial purposes only. You have online access to:

  • Business Source Premier (Alumni Edition)
  • Emerald
  • Refworks - Only available to alumni who graduated from 2013 onwards
  • Plus use of a walk-in facility on a single PC in the Bayes and Northampton Square Libraries

Please note that you will be required to create an account to access Refworks. Please refer to this guide for further help.

Electronic resources on campus

You may use the 'walk-in' service, to access specific electronic databases at the Bayes Library and the Northampton Square Library. This access is currently only available on one computer at each site. If you have any queries please email

You are also able to use Bloomberg and Eikon from one dedicated terminal in the Bayes Library. You are strongly advised to book these terminals in advance by contacting the Library Service Desk on 020 7040 8787. If you have not booked and the terminal is in use, you will be booked onto the next available half hour slot.

You are able to use Bloomberg and Eikon for a maximum of up to one hour per day and the walk-in PC for a maximum of two hours a day during library staffed hours only (see LRC website for staffed service hours). Use of other computers in the Library is not permitted.