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Student cards and discounts

As a City Lit student you can enjoy a variety of discounts with a number of retailers. 

City Lit does not issue student ID cards - you can join the library to get a library card, but this isn’t photo ID and won’t always get you discounts.

Unfortunately, City Lit students do not qualify for a discount on TfL, but we have a few partnerships set up that mean you can enjoy discounts in subject specific shops as listed below:

Money off textbooks at the European Bookshop, Piccadilly

If you are studying a language at City Lit you can get 10% of your course textbooks at the European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LU Tel: 020 7734 5259

Discount at Chimes Music Stores

If you are on a music course head to Chimes Music Stores to get your 10% discount. They have four branches: South Kensington, Barbican, Royal Academy of Music, and Ealing.

Money off art supplies at Cass Art

Want to stock up on art supplies? Cass Art offers students 15% off full priced items; you just need to sign up to their student card. They have 8 branches across the UK, the closet one to City Lit is on 13 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EP. 

Discount at Pen Heaven

Pen Heaven offer all City Lit students an exclusive discount of 15% when shopping online, just use the discount code CITYLIT15. They sell a large selection of implements to complement student courses, from calligraphy sets to pencils, journals and fountain pens, plus much more.

NUS Extra cards

You can also buy an NUS Extra card if you are doing any course at City Lit. 

The card costs £12, is valid for one year and gets you up to 10% off on lots of different brands.

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Terms and conditions

Information correct at time of print (October 2015). Discounts are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.

You will be asked to show your enrolment receipt for a current City Lit course to claim these discounts or when purchasing your NUS card. For a copy of your enrolment receipt, please call 020 7831 7831, email infoline@citylit.ac.uk or speak to our Receptionist or Enrolment staff on the ground floor. 

Retailers have the right to remove their offer at any time or may have further terms and conditions - please check with individual retailers before making your purchase. City Lit are not responsible for any changes to the discounts.

If you have any feedback or if you would like to offer our students a discount, please get in touch.