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Theatre: Using Other Libraries

Specialist Performing Arts 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


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.





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.

Other Library Catalogues

The following major library catalogues are available freely online and may well aid your research.

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




Visiting the 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.