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British Film Institute ( BFI) Reuben Library

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The BFI Reuben Library located on the Southbank holds a vast collection spanning the history of cinema. It is open to members of the public. Please see their website for opening times, registration and search their catalogue beforehand in case the material you want to consult is held offsite.

Sconul Access


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SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Sconul Access has now reopened following its shutdown during the height of the Covid pandemic. Please see link below for applying for Sconul Access




Inter Library Loans

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You can request books and journal articles that are not held in any of the Middlesex University Library Collections using the Inter-Library Loans Service

 Requests can either be made online via the following link for Inter Library loans or in person at the Library.

Theses from Other Institutions

The British Library is no longer supplying theses for loan in microfilm format and will in future provide them in digitised format via their Electronic Theses Online Service EThOS.

Searching involves a very quick registration process available at

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

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British Library Reading Rooms

You may apply to use the reading rooms at the British Library at St Pancras if you are unable to resource your materials elsewhere. So, prior to your visit you must conduct a literature search and have investigated other methods of accessing items, also be aware that not all items are stored on site at St. Pancras, so check their online catalogue below.
The British Library Public Catalogue is at

Application forms to use the reading rooms are available from The British Library Website. 

If you require a journal article request this through our Inter Library Loans service, details on this page