Using other libraries


Here are lists of other libraries you can use:

London & the South-East


Search25 has links to academic libraries in the M25/south east region, their combined catalogues and the University of London Union list of serials, simply choose which resource you wish to search from the drop down menu.

Senate House Library

Goldsmiths students and staff are entitled to free membership of Senate House Library; the central library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study. With a focus on Arts, Humanities and Social Science collections, including a number of Special Collections, it provides access to resources for Goldsmiths students and researchers at all levels of study.

Some items on course Reading Lists may be available via Senate House Library, rather than Goldsmiths Library, which is why students are expected to register for a free membership.

University of London : Other Libraries

Goldsmiths staff and students can use other University of London libraries for reference use. Please click the following links for a full list of member colleges and institutes or for further details of how to access the libraries.

UK academic libraries


COPAC holds combined catalogues of UK and Ireland HE and research libraries.

SCONUL Access scheme

See the SCONUL website for information, including vacation access and the list of participating institutions.

At participating institutions a SCONUL Access email will usually* allow you to have:

  • limited borrowing facilities for academic and research staff, all postgraduates and part-time undergraduates
  • limited borrowing for students on placements of 6 weeks or more
  • reference access for full time undergraduates, other students and administrative staff

You can apply online to join the SCONUL Access scheme at

* Please note that individual institutions can set local restrictions on access to computer facilities, e-resources, short loan collections, etc, and not all allow borrowing for full-time postgraduates. You are advised to check with the library you intend to visit.

Information for staff/students from other institutions coming to Goldsmiths


SUNCAT there are now over 90 contributing libraries including Goldsmiths.

National Libraries

The British Library

Other UK national libraries

Public libraries

UK higher education libraries and research collections

Libraries worldwide