Alumni Extra Card

What is it?

The Alumni Extra Card enables you to continue your Queen Mary Library membership for reference purposes, as well as offering you discounted membership of Qmotion, Queen Mary’s health and fitness centre, along with further benefits listed below.


Important Notice

There will be restricted access for visitors and Alumni users from Tuesday 23 April to Friday 31 May 2019 inclusive at our Mile End site only. Whitechapel and West Smithfield Libraries will be operating as normal. This is a time where we have to give priority to our students.  

Alumni users will have access at the weekend only from Saturday 08:00 to Sunday 00:00



How much does it cost?

  • A £10 non-refundable fee is payable for the Alumni Extra Card
  • If you have an orange/white Alumni Library Card which you purchased prior to summer 2012, you will have to pay a top-up fee of £5 to upgrade to the new Alumni Extra Card (which combines the old Alumni Card and library card, in one)
  • If the Alumni Extra Card is lost, misplaced, stolen or damaged, a £10 fee is payable for a replacement card

What are the benefits*?

*Information on benefits and services is correct at the time of writing and the Development and Alumni Directorate cannot be held liable for any change or withdrawal of the benefits and services provided by external companies

Other things to note

Students outside the library

  • The Alumni Extra Card does not have an expiry date – it gives you lifelong access to Queen Mary libraries (for reference purposes only)
  • The benefits of the Alumni Extra Card may change from time to time – please keep an eye on our website for the latest offers available 
  • The Alumni Extra Card is non-transferrable and remains the property of the Development and Alumni Directorate at Queen Mary University of London, and we reserve the right to withdraw the card and to change the above Terms & Conditions and any of the benefits that come with the card at any time with immediate effect and without notification

How to apply?


The easiest way to purchase the Alumni Extra Card is via the online shop. Once you have completed the online application, please remember to email us a passport-style photo of yourself as a JPEG attachment to

Please note, your Alumni Extra Card cannot be processed without a photo. Once we receive your payment and digital photograph, your Alumni Extra Card will be processed and posted out to you within 5 working days. Please ensure you state your up-to-date postal address on the online application form. If you would prefer to collect your card from our office (E116, Queens' Building, Mile End campus), please state this in your email. Should you opt to collect your card, the Alumni office is open Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm. If you cannot make these timings, please opt for postage.