If your research is very specialised you may wish to use additional libraries. On this page you will find details of how to do this and some of the resources available through other libraries.
SCONUL Access Scheme: A quick guide for the post-pandemic reopening. Not all libraries are open to user from other institutions. Libraries NOT currently available through SCONUL:-
Imperial College, London Metropolitan University, LSE, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Veterinary College
You may need to use other libraries if your research is very specialised. Academic staff and all students except full time undergraduates can have borrowing rights at virtually every other academic library in the UK through SCONUL Access.
Search 25 allows you to search all HE libraries within and around the M25 so is very useful for students in Hendon trying to locate books elsewhere, or find study space nearer to home.
If you wish to visit one of these libraries you will then need to check their library catalogue for details of whether the item you are looking for is available, and where and when.
You will also need a SCONUL card. The SCONUL Access scheme provides access to a number of Higher Education Institution Libraries in the UK. Information on the scheme is available at http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
University Libraries in London you can use to study via Sconul Access include:
For most students this is reference and study access, but you may also be able to borrow books. Please follow the instructions in the other box to check your membership entitlements.
Sconul Access is a FREE scheme where you can use other university libraries in London to study and (depending on your level of study) borrow books. You can also use Eduroam to use their wifi to access our e-resources.
The British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)
1 pm - 8 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 am - 5:30 pm on Wednesdays; 10:30 am - 5 pm on Fridays
Only members of the British Psychoanalytical Society, candidates for membership, and participants in the new entry scheme may borrow books. Other academics and students may visit and use the Library for reference purposes by prior arrangement with the Library staff.
You may apply for a reading pass to access the reading rooms at the British Library at St Pancras. Prior to your visit you must conduct a literature search and have investigated other methods of accessing items.
Application forms are available from The British Library website.
The British Library Public Catalogue is at http://catalogue.bl.uk/
PLEASE BE AWARE much of the British Library material is not held at the main British Library but at warehouses off site so make sure you search the website before visiting!
Access is freely available to Senate House Library for Members of the British Psychological Society.If you have joined the BPS all you need to do is telephone their Records Office on 0116 254 9568.
Explain that you wish to visit Senate House Library and give details of your BPS membership and they will send you an official letter to take to the University of London Library at Senate House. upon arrival you will need to take your information to the main library helpdesk and they will print you a card and give you login details.
Senate House is one of the only HE libraries that will give students from other institutions access to their electronic journals so it may be you only need to visit once to get your login and can then search and use their e-journals from home!