Q. What should I do if Queen Mary Library doesn't have the item I am looking for?
If you cannot find the item you are looking for in the Queen Mary Library collections there are a number of alternatives for you to consider:
Is it available at Senate House Library?
Search the Senate House Library catalogue to check availability. You can become a member to get free access to online resources, borrowing and study space. See our FAQ 'How do I join Senate House Library' for more information. The physical book collection at Senate House Library caters mainly to Humanities and Social Science subjects.
Is it available nearby?
Search Library Hub Discover to find out which library has the item you need. You may be able to visit the Library using the SCONUL or University of London access schemes. For more information see our FAQ 'Can I use other libraries?'.
Use our More Books at Your Request service
If you are looking for a book, you can request that the Library considers purchasing it by using our 'More books - at your request' form.
Request an Inter Library Loan
If you are eligible to use the service, the Inter-Library Loan team can try to obtain the item via another institution. For more information see our FAQ 'How do I request an Inter-Library Loan?'. This service is available to:
- Queen Mary Staff
- Postgraduate research students
- Postgraduate taught students.