Using other libraries

Student and staff access to other libraries in London and beyond is limited at the moment due to Covid-19.

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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

Senate House Library is currently operating a limited service due to Covid-19. You can book a study space online and use the click, collect and return service for borrowing books.

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University of London Libraries

Access to other University of London Libraries is currently unavailable due to Covid-19.

SCONUL access to over 170 University Libraries 

The SCONUL scheme which enables access to other University Libraries is currently suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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.

The British Library reading rooms are open to registered members for pre-booked visits from 20 April 2021.

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UK Public Libraries

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

Public Libraries are operating a reduced service due to Covid-19, please check with the individual library for available services.

Specialist libraries and collections

See the Subject Guide for your department: