External membership

External membership is available to UK residents at the Librarian's discretion 

  • Please come to the library service counter to register.
  • You will need to provide documentation that indicates proof of your home address.
  • IDS student alumni and ex-staff with 1-5 years' service are entitled to external membership at half the standard rate.
  • Registered students are entitled to membership at a quarter of the standard annual rate.
  • If you have any questions, contact us by email (blds@ids.ac.uk) or phone (01273 915659).

 
Entitlements:

  • Individuals: access to collections during ordinary hours and borrowing of up to 30 items
  • Institutions: access for any staff to collections during ordinary hours and borrowing of up to 30 items by one named contact
  • Institutional/commercial users on campus or at IDS: access to collections during ordinary hours for up to 10 people

Charges:

  • Individuals (standard): £100 per year, £50 for 6 months, £30 for up to 3 months
  • Individuals (IDS alumni): £50 per year, £25 for 6 months, £15 for up to 3 months
  • Individuals (students): £25 per year (membership valid only while a registered student)
  • Ex IDS Staff with a minimum of 5 years' service: free
  • Institutions (excluding education/training institutes with numbers of students or trainees): £250 per yr, £150 for 6 mths, £80 for up to 3 mths
  • Institutional/commercial users on campus or at IDS: £60 per day

Other institutional arrangements are negotiable according to particular circumstances: please contact us to discuss.