To apply for membership you just need to complete and submit our online application form and supply proof of your current academic status and registration. You are required to upload a photograph or scan of your university photo ID directly to the form.
(IALS and the School of Advanced Study's own students, staff and fellows can apply for a SAS/ID card).
Current academic staff and postgraduate research students (PhD, MPhil, MRes) from any university* can join the IALS Library free of charge.
The Institute is not in a position to be able to assist with visa sponsorship for library users, nor are we able to offer temporary PhD supervision.
Postgraduate taught-course students (e.g. LLM students) are not normally admitted, except those registered at the following University of London Colleges under a current arrangement with IALS: Birkbeck College, King’s College London, London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London.
Non-University researchers may be admitted on payment of a fee.
Students taking professional / vocational examinations are not admitted.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information.
* A recognised university, UK college of higher education or academic research institute should be a “not for profit” institution.