If Goldsmiths library does not have the material you require for your research, there are other libraries that you can use for either reference or borrowing purposes. For some libraries, your Goldsmiths ID card is sufficient; for others you might need to apply for SCONUL Access. Please make sure you understand the requirements for each library. Alternatively, you can request an inter-library loan of a book or a journal article from the library catalogue. Choose Inter-Library Loan and then sign-in. Use the book or journal article templates to make your request.
Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London. Their collection focuses on the arts, humanities and social sciences. Being a student at Goldsmiths entitles you to free membership. Click here to register and find out more.
There is a list of electronic resources available to you offsite once you have joined. Senate House Library subscribes to many electronic resources we do not. Becoming a member will give yo access to their electronic resources off -campus.
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.