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Other libraries

Make sure you know what other libraries you can use, and what can be offered by our inter-library loan service.

Of particular interest are:

SCONUL Access Scheme
(formerly UK Libraries Plus and SCONUL Research Extra schemes)
Part-time students, full-time taught postgraduates, research students and staff may borrow from the libraries of over 170 UK higher education institutions via this scheme. Apply online at

Other useful links include:

  • Arlis Directory of Art, Architecture and Design Resources - lists more than 250 organisations that have books, magazines, archives and other material on art, architecture or design. The database includes names, addresses, opening hours, web site addresses and details about access.
  • Art History Libraries in London - provides information about the collection strengths of art history libraries in London with links to their web sites and catalogues (prepared by the Library Committee on the History of Art).
  • Union List of Serials - searches the journal holdings of the majority of University of London college and research institute libraries.

  • COPAC - the combined catalogues of 20 major UK research libraries, including Oxford and Cambridge.

  • Search25 - search across the catalogues of all the libraries in the M25 area, also gives links to their web sites and details of which subjects they specialise in.

Click on the Other Libraries tab at the top of the page for further information.