Staff of the Francis Crick Institute who are not affiliated with Imperial College London or any other academic institution are eligible to join the Abdus Salam Library under our local institutions membership scheme. 

Crick staff from King's College London or UCL should apply via the SCONUL Access scheme, see "Other universities".

How to register

Please fill out the online library membership application form, selecting the ‘local institution’ option. After completing the form please visit the Welcome Desk at Abdus Salam Library. You will need to show one of the required forms of identification and proof of your current status at your home institution.

Your membership allows access to the Abdus Salam Library. You may use the campus libraries by appointment for the consultation of specific items.

Borrowing and requests

You may borrow:

Francis Crick Institute staff
Total itemsNumber of weeks
 5 (from Abdus Salam Library)  1 week

We will automatically renew your items for up to 6 months before they must be returned for re-issue, unless they have been requested.

If an item is recalled you will need to return it by the due date. The Library charges fines on recalled items.

Sign in to Library Search to request an item which is out on loan. We will email you when it is available for collection. Your request limit is 3 at one time.

Using e-journals, e-books and databases

Your access to e-journals, e-books and databases is limited only to those permitted by the terms of our licences and only available within the Library. Their use is strictly for non-commercial purposes and you must adhere to licence restrictions.