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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

Self-registration for Senate House Library

Goldsmiths students are entitled to membership to Senate House Library which is the central library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study. With a focus on Arts, Humanities and Social Science collections, including a number of Special Collections, it provides access to resources for Goldsmiths students and researchers at all levels of study.

Some items on course Reading Lists may be available via Senate House Library, rather than Goldsmiths Library, which is why students are expected to register for a free membership. 

To register for access to online resources you can follow the steps below. 

  1. Complete the self-registration form: You need to login with your Goldsmiths username (e.g. cuser001) and password to do this.
  2. You will be given a temporary registration number. Make a note of this number as this is the password you will need for accessing online resources (see image below).

  1. You're now ready to explore Senate House's online resources. When prompted to login your username is your full name (e.g. Library Member) and your password is your temporary membership number (see image below). Why not test your login by accessing this online article?

For visiting and borrowing access you simply need to visit the membership desk at Senate House Library with your valid Goldsmiths card. 

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 is a scheme which allows 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 can apply to use a specific library but you will actually have access to all libraries that participate in the scheme.


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