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Police Degree Programmes: What if it's not in the library?

National Police Library

Join the National Police Library - all serving police officers and staff are eligible to join for free!

Membership gives you:

  • Access to more journals and books
  • Postal loans 
  • Help with finding resources to support work and study via their enquiry service

They also have curated collections of research on key policing topics

Document supply and Inter Library Loans

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The inter-library loan service provides material required for course work, research or other Middlesex University business which is not held by the University’s campus libraries.

This includes journal papers from journals we do not have access to, book, conference papers and theses.

The service is available to all students, research staff, academic and administrative staff who are registered with the library.

For more information click here

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Other Library Catalogues

Check whether a book is held near a library near you:

Use other university libraries: SCONUL Access and Eduroam

SCONUL access

  • This scheme enables physical access to other academic libraries and also borrowing rights for part-time, distance and placement students on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. 
  • SCONUL Access is open to all Middlesex University students and those studying joint/franchised programmes at partner institutions. It is not open to students studying at validated only partners.
  • A list of member libraries, their library catalogues and visiting procedures, are available from the website. 
  • To apply, go to the SCONUL Access web site and complete the online form.  Students on the Police Degree Apprenticeship should select 'Distance Learning Student' as their user type. You will then receive an email confirming your membership.  You should take this with your Middlesex University ID card* to the libraries you wish to use.
  • If you are a registered distance learning student and did not receive an ID card at enrolment, please create a ticket to request one and attach a completed Student ID Card Application Form along with a passport style photo of yourself. The card will be posted to you, so please remember to include your preferred postal address in the ticket.  
  • There is no charge for this scheme but you may be required to pay for an identity card at the library you visit.


SCONUL Access - borrow from the University near you

Libraries you can use in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Through Sconul Access (see other panel) you can use the following university libraries in Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex:

  • Brighton
  • Canterbury Christ Church
  • Chichester
  • Creative Arts
  • Kent
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Solent
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Winchester

Libraries you can use in London

University Libraries in London you can use to study via Sconul Access include:

  • Arts London (Camberwell, Chelsea, Elephant and Castle, Kings Cross, Wimbledon)
  • Bedfordshire (Luton)
  • Birkbeck University of London (Bloomsbury)
  • Brunel (Uxbridge)
  • City (Northampton Square, Bunhill Row)
  • East London (Stratford, Docklands)
  • Goldsmiths (New Cross)
  • Greenwich
  • Hertfordshire (Hatfield)
  • Kingston
  • London Metropolitan University (Holloway, Aldgate)
  • Queen Mary (Mile End)
  • Roehampton (Barnes)
  • Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (Swiss Cottage)
  • St Mary's (Twickenham)
  • SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, U of London)
  • South Bank (Elephant and Castle)
  • West London (Ealing)
  • Westminster (Marylebone and Harrow on the Hill)

For most students this is reference and study access, but you may also be able to borrow books.