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Sconul Access


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In line with Government guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic, and following the closure of library buildings, the SCONUL Access scheme will be suspended until further notice.


The  SCONUL Access form is now disabled on their website to prevent new applications being made during this period.


Theses from the British Library

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.

Inter Library Loans

Book shelves at the British Library

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

There is a charge of £3 per request. Requests can be made online via the following link for Inter Library loans.


British Library

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