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Accessing University of London Libraries: Overview

Library provision for City students and staff at other University of London libraries and institutions is outlined in the table below.

During exam time many universities restrict access to visitors.  Please check with the institutions below before making your visit to avoid disappointment.

Senate House Library

Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London with a research collection covering Arts, Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences. City students and staff can apply online for access to Senate House Library using the pre-registration form.
Access to Senate House Library
Institution Undergraduate Student Postgraduate Student Research Student University Staff 

Senate House Library

APPLY ONLINE APPLY ONLINE APPLY ONLINE APPLY ONLINE

Other University of London Federation Libraries

The table indicates the library provision at other University of London member libraries for City students and staff.  SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme allowing students and staff to use or borrow books at other libraries.  Once your application has been approved, you will be able to visit other SCONUL Access libraries with your authorisation email and City, University of London ID card.

Where access is permitted, City students and staff are entitled to visit to use resources which are not held in our collections.   It is generally not permitted to visit other libraries for study space only.

Institution Undergraduate Student Postgraduate Student Research Student University Staff 
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies NO ACCESS NO ACCESS SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Birkbeck SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Goldsmiths SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Kings College London REFERENCE ONLY REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
London Business School NO ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
London School of Economics SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Queen Mary University of London NO ACCESS NO ACCESS SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Royal Holloway SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
School of Oriental and African Studies REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
University College London (exc. Institute of Education) REFERENCE ONLY REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Courtauld Institute NO ACCESS NO ACCESS SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Royal Academy of Music REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Royal Veterinary College SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
St George’s Medical School SCONUL ACCESS REFERENCE ONLY SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  
Institute of Education (UCL) SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS   SCONUL ACCESS  

School of Advanced Studies

Institution Undergraduate Student Postgraduate Student Research Student University Staff 
Institute of Classical Studies REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION
Institute of Historical Research REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ONLY REFERENCE ONLY REFERENCE ONLY
Warburg Institute REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ACCESS ON APPLICATION REFERENCE ONLY REFERENCE ONLY