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Using other Libraries

If Goldsmiths doesn't have all the material you need for your research, there are other libraries that you can use for either reference or borrowing purposes. 

  • Check Senate House Library (see below for instructions on how to join)
  • Request an inter-library loan
  • Access other University Libraries with SCONUL Access scheme

Senate House Library

Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London. Goldsmiths students and staff are entitled to join. Membership entitles you to borrow books and to access electronic resources off-campus. Register for Senate House Library. 

As Senate House subscribes to many electronic resources that we do not, it is recommended that you become a member.

Senate House Library's catalogue allows you to search by author, title, periodical, ISBN, etc. You can also log-in to renew books. Books should be returned to Senate House directly, not to Goldsmiths.

Inter-Library Loans

You can request an inter-library loan of a book or a journal article by logging into your library account on Library Search. Choose Inter-Library Loan and then sign-in. Use the book or journal article templates to make your request.

Sconul Access

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.

To apply for access, visit this page and then complete the two steps asking which kind of student you are and your home institution. You will see all university libraries you are eligible to use. You can apply to use a specific library but you will actually have access to all libraries that participate in the scheme. Once you have applied, you will receive confirmation from us shortly after than your application has been successful. Print/Show this email to the library you then wish to visit. Reference or borrowing permissions will be provided depending on the level of student you are.

Check the entry requirements for each library before you visit. Some libraries will allow you access with just your Goldsmiths ID card but for others you may need to apply for SCONUL Access

Publicly Accessible Libraries

Material Libraries

Ravensbourne Materials Library

Central St. Martins Materials Library

London Metropolitan Materials Library

Institute of Making Materials Library

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