Using other libraries

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

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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

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

Once you have registered online, visit Senate House Library with your Goldsmiths card. You will then be issued with a Senate House Library card. Information about using Senate House Library.

Information about using Senate House Library.

University of London Libraries

Access to other University of London Libraries is currently dependent on the individual institution due to local Covid-19 arrangements. Please check with the library you wish to visit directly or apply for SCONUL access.

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. Full-time undergraduates have reference use of libraries participating.

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.

You can use the Reading Rooms at the British Library for study and research once after you have applied for a Reader Pass.

Apply for a Reader Pass online before you visit.

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: