Activating your SASCard

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' own Students, Staff and Fellows and other School of Advanced Study Students, Staff and Fellows are issued with either a SAScard or University staff ID card which enable use of IALS Library facilities and services and use of other member libraries in the Senate House Libraries group. 

Getting a SAScard

IALS and SAS Students

SAScards for new and continuing students will be prepared in advance and issued by the School of Advanced Study on registration.

New Students - you need to present your new SAScard at the Membership Desk on the 4th Floor at Senate House Library. Once there you will be asked to confirm your details. IALS students can present their new SAScard at the IALS Library admissions desk, 4th floor, IALS.

Continuing Students - you need to present your old and new SAScard at the Membership Desk on the 4th Floor at Senate House Library. Once there you will be asked to confirm your details. IALS students can present their new SAScard at the IALS Library admissions desk, 4th floor, IALS.

Late Registration - for those students who have been registered late, please fill out the following online form: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/libsys/SASform.htm
IALS and SAS Fellows

Visiting Fellows will be able to obtain a SAScard from the School Registry Office, 2nd floor, Senate House South Block. By appointment on: (020) 7862 8662 or email sas.registry@sas.ac.uk 

You are asked to take along a recent passport size photograph.

IALS and SAS Staff

Members of staff will need to take an authorised ID Card Form (issued by your Institute) to the ID Card Office in Senate House South Block, where your photograph will be taken and the card created. The process takes approximately 10 minutes.

ID Cards are obtained from South Block reception of Senate House. By appointment or email IDCards@london.ac.uk

Once you have obtained your card, please fill out the following form: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/libsys/SASform.htm. Your registration will be confirmed by email. 

How to get a SAScard guidesheet (PDF)

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Using your SAScard

You can use your SAScard to access any of the libraries in the Senate House Libraries group and to borrow from your home institute ( Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ) and Senate House Library. 

IALS Library Catalogue is at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/catalogue.htm

Information about offsite / remote access to IALS electronic resources from outside the Library is at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/eservice/remote.htm

The Senate House Libraries Catalogue http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/ is the online library catalogue of the libraries comprising the Senate House Libraries group including the libraries of the School of Advanced Study and Senate House Library itself.

If you want to renew your books online or access a range of electronic resources you will need to login using your name and barcode number from your current SAScard. You can also use your SAScard to gain Wi-Fi access to the Internet from you own laptop computer.

To check your personal Library record, please go to this page: http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/patroninfo

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Page last updated: 21st December 2015