There are different levels of access and borrowing rights.

Full access and borrowing rights are available to:

  • Staff and students of the Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Staff and students of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

These rights also extend to some staff and some placement students from:

  • St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (including community based staff)
  • South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust
  • Wandsworth CCG and GP practice staff in Wandsworth
  • Social workers in Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth (limited loans)
  • National Blood Service South Thames (limited loans)


South West Academic Network (SWan) Students

Students requiring a St George's, University of London (SGUL) ID card should visit the Student Centre (Ground Floor, Hunter Wing) and the staff there will be happy to arrange this. Please ensure you bring your home institution's ID card with you.

Since SGUL is attached to an NHS Trust, security is a priority and if you wish to visit the SGUL site you must have a SGUL ID card and wear it at all times while you're on site.


How to join

In person - fill in a registration form at the Library Helpdesk (see staffed hours).

Community based staff can fill in an online registration form.

Staff members should present their staff ID card, which also acts their library access card.


Free reference access to the Library is available to:

  • Public Health staff in Wandsworth
  • Staff from Croydon Health Services, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • St George's Clinical Observers
  • Honorary appointments within St. George's Trust and University
  • Students and Academic visitors based within St George's Trust and University for less than four weeks
  • NHS Sutton and Merton
  • NHS Richmond
  • NHS Croydon
  • NHS Kingston
  • Non-local GPs
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Surrey Ambulance Service
  • SGUL Alumni


The University is closed to visitors at weekends and after 6pm during the week.

It is possible to have access to the Library during these periods but in order to do this you must have registered as a paying member during staffed hours (8am – 6pm Monday to Friday) and have a plastic library access card. See more visitors information.


Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:13

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