If you are a Brunel Alumnus and would like to continue using the Library, you are eligible for free reference membership, which provides you with access during our core hours. To use the Library in this way we just need to verify your alumni status (you'll need to show us your alumni card). We will also ask you to present a separate photo ID and sign in at the Welcome Desk.
Access the Library using your alumni card – these are free for all Brunel alumni. Simply email your name, your current postal address, year of graduation, your subject of study (and your student ID number if you still have it to hand) to the Alumni Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will post one out to you. Alternatively, call into the Alumni Office (Halsbury Building, room 210) Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm to collect one in person.
If you would like to borrow items, Alumni borrowing membership costs £20 per year, a saving of £60 on the standard charge, enabling borrowing of up to 6 long loan items at any time.
Charges and eligibility for visitor access
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Due to licensing restrictions, we are currently only able to provide remote access to electronic resources to Brunel students and staff. Alumni members are also not permitted to log on to Brunel network via Wi-Fi or a networked computer.
Visitors to the library are permitted access to some, but not all, electronic resources via the Library's catalogue kiosks. However, some databases, such as market research reports and financial resources do not permit guest access. For more information, see 'Access to electronic resources' below.
If you are seeking access for personal, private study, and not on a commercial basis, then perhaps you may be granted visitor access to a university’s electronic resources close to you, or perhaps your national library may permit access to some electronic resources. It is certainly worth checking before you visit.