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Sociology: Other Libraries & Inter Library Loans

Inter-Library Loans

If the material you require for your studies or research is not held by the University's campus libraries or electronic resources, the Inter-library loans service is here to help you.
Please click on the button below to log in and make your request:

If you have not made an inter-library loan request before or you need further information please take a look at our Inter-library Loan LibguideIf you have any further queries please contact us at or call us on 020 8411 2178

Visiting Other Libraries

SCONUL – Middlesex University participates in the SCONUL scheme, which allows access and some borrowing rights to over 170 universities, colleges and special libraries. You will need to apply in advance to access other libraries and details of how to do this are available through the website.

Search25 – The M25 Consortium of Higher Education Libraries links over 125 college and university libraries in the London area. Search25 allows you to search all M25 member libraries in one go and identifies which items are available. Remember, you may need to apply for access to these items via the SCONUL access programme.

British Library - The British Library's collection of over 150 million items covers every age and place of written civilisation, from unique historical documents to the latest information sources for business, industry and research. Visit the website for full details about access and information on the collections.

Local Libraries – Hendon Public Library is minutes away from our campus and has a fully searchable catalogue including some interesting e-resources. 

Theses from Other Institutions

EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service

The British Library is no longer supplying theses for loan in microfilm format and will in future provide them in digitised format via EThOS e-theses online service.

Where theses have already been digitised they are available as a (usually) free download, thus doing away with the need for an Inter-library loan request.

Searching involves a very quick registration process available at

If the thesis you require is not yet digitised, you can order it directly (but with demand for digitisation so high at the moment, you may have to wait for a couple of months).

If you need to consult a thesis urgently, please let us know and we will contact the relevant University and ask if they are willing/able to lend the hard copy to us. However, if that copy is in the backlog at the British Library awaiting digitisation, there is very little that we will be able to do.

Please see the EThOS FAQ's page for further information.