Register for Athens

If you are on a course run by SOAS, please complete the form below with your 9-digit University of London student number, so that you can access Online Library resources with an Athens account.

If you are not a SOAS student, you no longer need to request an Athens account. Read the How do I login? FAQ to learn how to access Online Library resources with your Student Portal password.

The Online Library is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm UK time. You will receive the details of your Athens account within 3 working days (excluding weekends and University closure days). If you still have not received the details after this time, please email the Online Library at

The University will manage your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The personal information received through this form will be held on the Online Library's enquiries database and used for the administration of the enquiries service for University of London Worldwide students and for no other purposes. For further details please read our privacy statement.