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Dance: Using other Libraries

Inter-Library Loans

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

Full details of the Inter-Library Loans Service including Online Request Forms.

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




Other Library Catalogues

Specialist Dance Libraries

Laban Library & Archive

The largest open access specialist dance collection in the UK is housed at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Reference-only use is available to visitors. Library and Archive users must make an appointment at least a week in advance of their visit. An admission charge will be made.

The Royal Academy of Dance Library

The Philip Richardson Library at RAD is another significant open access specialist dance collection. External users are welcome to use the collection for reference purposes but must make an appointment before visiting. An admission charge is applicable.

Westminster Reference Library

Westminster Reference Library is a specialist public reference library in the West End including a strong collection of Performing Arts resources, some of which are available for loan. Students may join the library free of charge on proof of their permanent UK address.

Visiting the British Library

Shelves full of books at British Library

It is possible to visit the British Library for research purposes. Full details about using the British Library Reading Rooms at St Pancras, including registering for a reader's pass, are available online. Students will be expected to have first explored the British Library Catalogue to identify the resources they need to consult. Most items held by the British Library are not out on the open shelves and must be requested for delivery, with a wait of around an hour, so a visit needs to be planned carefully.