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Other libraries for Religious Studies

Libraries that are useful for religious studies students include :-

  • Go to our page on Senate House Library for admissions information in relation to Birkbeck students.

  • SOAS has a particularly strong collection of material on world religions. Borrowing is available through the SCONUL Access scheme.

  • Heythrop College is part of the University of London and specialises in degrees in Theology and Philosophy. Borrowing is available through the SCONUL Access scheme.

SCONUL Access scheme

A national scheme which allows part-time and distance learning students to borrow from participating libraries. Some libraries also accept full-time postgraduates. Apply at the Library help desk or send the application form to Birkbeck library.

The scheme also has a strand for academic staff and students studying purely by research (MPhil or PhD) allowing borrowing at over 150 university libraries. Apply at the Library help desk.

Other useful links include:

  • Union List of Serials - searches the journal holdings of the majority of University of London college and research institute libraries. To access, select 'Union List of Serials' from the Search drop down list.
  • COPAC - the combined catalogues of around 70 major UK research and specialist 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.

We also have an Interlibrary Loan service for items that you cannot find locally.