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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

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)

The oldest drama school in the UK.The Sackler Library provides students with access to over 8,000 books and other reference materials, as well as a welcoming environment for quiet study. LAMDA is a member of the Sconul Access Scheme


Laban Library & Archive

The largest open access specialist dance collection in the UK is housed at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Middlesex students and staff can visit as part of the Sconul Access Scheme. Library and Archive users must make an appointment in advance of their visit.

The Royal Academy of Dance Library

The Wolfson 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.