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Using Other Libraries

There are many other libraries in London or further afield which may be useful in supporting your research and studies. It is important to familiarise yourself with access arrangements if you wish to make use of their facilities and resources.

University of London - Senate House Library

Current City students and staff are eligible for membership of Senate House Library.


The SCONUL Access scheme is suspended during the 2020/21 session.

Top tips for visiting other libraries

  • Check ahead to make sure the library you are planning to visit is open and able to accommodate visitors or new members.
  • Check their library catalogues to make sure they have the materials you need - there's no point visiting a specialist art library if you're after books on business or engineering. A good place to start is Search 25 which lets you discover resources across London and the South East. If you're going further afield you'll need to search COPAC which includes records from over 80 British and Irish research libraries including the British Library
  • Check the visitors section of any library website first - this should let you know about any restrictions e.g. if certain collections have limited access
  • Ask Library staff for help if you're not sure - email: