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Psychology: Other Libraries

Using other Libraries

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



How to Use Other Libraries

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.

  • To find library resources in London and south east England, use Search25.
  • Always check the webpages of the library you intend to visit to ensure they will be open.

Search all University libraries in London

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

University Libraries in London you can use

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 (Holloway)
  • London School of Economics (Aldwych)
  • Queen Mary (Mile End)
  • Roehampton
  • St Mary's (Twickenham)
  • 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.  Please follow the instructions in the other box to check your membership entitlements.

Save on travel: Use other university libraries

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.

Theses From Other Institutions

Ethos logo

The British Library provides access to their collection of doctoral theses via their Electronic Theses Online Service: EThOS.

Institute of Psychoanalysis Library

Institute of Psychoanalysis Library

The British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

Opening Times

1 pm - 8 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 am - 5:30 pm on Wednesdays; 10:30 am - 5 pm on Fridays

Access Policy

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.

British Psychotherapy Foundation

British Psychotherapy Foundation Library is at 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Near Kilburn HIgh Rd, and Brondesbury Overground.

Tel: 020 8452 823

British Library

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British Library Reading Rooms

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

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!

Senate House: British Psychological Society Library

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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!