Frequently Asked Questions


When will my Athens account Expire?

Our answer:

All University of London students' personal Athens usernames and passwords are set to expire on 31st December each year. The 31st December was chosen to ensure that any students who need to re-sit any examinations still have access to their Library resources. At the beginning of December, the Online Library Team will automatically renew the accounts of all eligible fully registered students to 31st December of the following year. You therefore have no need to worry about having a valid Athens account and have access to your Library resources for the whole duration of your programme of study.

Please note that you only need an Athens account if you are a SOAS student. If you are not a SOAS student, you can access all Online Library resources using your Portal username and password.