Development and Alumni Relations

As a member of the Alumni Network, you are entitled to FREE remote access to JSTOR’s library of academic journals, subscribed to by the University.

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Available categories include Arts and Sciences I through to IX, and Life Sciences. Click here for a detailed breakdown of which journals are included.

JSTOR was founded in 1995 with the aim of supporting  academic libraries and publishers, and provides a platform for more than 2,000 titles across the humanities, social sciences and sciences. It has since digitalised more than 50 million pages whilst seeking to expand global access to authoritative scholarly works and research materials.

Individual membership to the service is usually £12 a month (approx).

Alumni login:

1. Visit SussexSphere, our secure online portal exclusively for alumni, and enter your unique user name and password. If you have forgotten your details, you will have the option of resetting your password.

If you have not logged in before, you can register for a new account here. Please note that it may take up to three working days for your account to be verified.

2. Once logged in, click Access JSTOR in the menu on the left-hand-side.

3. On the Access JSTOR page, click on the large JSTOR logo.

4. You will then be redirected to the JSTOR website, where you can search for journals, primary sources and books by keyword, or browse by subject, title or publisher.

In addition to JSTOR access, SussexSphere enables you to:

  • Search for classmates by year and subject
  • Register for events quickly and easily
  • Upload a picture and personalise your profile
  • Update your details instantly to ensure you stay in touch with Sussex
  • Request a code to apply for an alumni NUS Extra card

If you have any questions or encounter any problems accessing SussexSphere or JSTOR, please email: