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Visitors to the Library

We welcome visitors to the Library, including members of other academic institutions, organised visits from schools or colleges, and members of the public. For most visitors we offer reference only use. However, if you are an alumni or a student at another university you may also be eligible to borrow from the library.


Alumni of the College automatically have free reference access to the Library. If you wish to borrow from the Library you can apply for a Library card for an annual fee of £50. Please email for more information

University of London Colleges and Institutions

Heythrop is a member of the University of London Access Agreement.

Staff, research students and students doing modules which are taught at Heythrop may borrow from the Heythrop Library. Other University of London students may use the Library for reference.

SCONUL Access/M25 Access Scheme card holders

Heythrop College participates in the national SCONUL Access scheme, providing access to printed library resources and study facilities for students and staff of other universities.

Holders of SCONUL Access borrowers cards (staff and research students) and M25 Cards may both use the Library for reference and borrowing. Please email for more information.

Other Universities

Staff and students from other universities should check with their home library about the SCONUL Access or M25 Access Schemes.  If your home institution is not a member of these schemes see Other users below.

Other users

Staff and students of UK and overseas universities and private researchers may have regular reference access to the Library for a small charge.

Please email for more information BEOFRE using the link below. Thank you.

Apply for Library membership

Contact the Library

Please contact the Philosophy Library regarding library card applications and borrowing rights.

Philosophy Library: 020 7795 4250 / Theology Library: 020 7795 4254