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There are many other libraries in London and elsewhere you can use as a Goldsmiths student or staff member

We can request items held by other libraries through the Inter-Library Loans service.  They must be needed for research or course work and not available for reference or loan from any other library in London.

Senate House Library

Goldsmiths students and staff are entitled to free membership to Senate House Library which is the central library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study.

Address: Senate House, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU (Google Map / Citymapper directions)

Self registration for online resources

For access to most of Senate House Library’s online resources users can complete the self-registration form on learn.gold.

You will be given a temporary registration number which will be your password. This isn’t emailed to you so please make a note of it.

Read the guide to using Senate House e-resources.

Visiting and borrowing

If you’d like to then visit and borrow from Senate House Library you just need to visit their membership desk with your valid Goldsmiths card and proof of address.

Find out more at senatehouselibrary.ac.uk

University of London Libraries

Students and staff also have reference access to libraries at other University of London institutions. Each library will have its own opening hours and terms of access so it’s best to contact them ahead of visiting to check. See the full list of member institutions.

SCONUL access to over 170 University Libraries 

You can apply for access to use other UK university libraries through the SCONUL scheme - particularly useful if you don’t live near campus or live somewhere else outside of term-time. Staff, part-time undergraduate, and all postgraduate students have a limited borrowing allowance.

The wi-fi network is usually the same eduroam network used in Goldsmiths library so you can access all our online resources from the comfort of any UK university library.

The British Library

The British Library receive a copy of every publication published in the UK and Ireland, and their collections include well over 150 million items in most known languages making it an excellent resource to support all levels of learning and research.

For access to most items in the collection you will first need to register for a Reader’s Pass online before visiting the Reading Rooms.

UK Public Libraries

We also encourage you to support your local public library by registering, visiting and borrowing. Find your nearest public library.

Specialist libraries and collections

See the Subject Guide for your department:

Inter-Library Loans

Items not held by Goldsmiths Library may be requested through the Inter-Library Loans service.

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