Can I use other libraries?
Access to non- Queen Mary Libraries.
University of London Libraries
Queen Mary staff and students have reference access to many other libraries at University of London institutions. Each library has its own opening hours and terms of access, and may have specific pandemic related restrictions, so please check with the library you intend to visit before travelling. For a list of institutions, visit the University of London 'Member institutions' webpage.
Senate House Library
Senate House is one of the UK's largest academic libraries for arts, humanities and social sciences. All QMUL staff and students are entitled to free membership which enables them to borrow books and access electronic resources. For more information see our FAQ 'How do I join Senate House Library?'.
The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the UK and is one of the world's largest libraries. All Queen Mary students and staff with a valid research need are welcome to visit and join.
For access to most items you will first need to register for a Reader's pass online before ordering an item to be read in a reading room. You can check availability using the British Library catalogue.
SCONUL Access Scheme
Queen Mary academic, support staff and postgraduate research students studying for a PhD, MPhil or similar degrees can register to use the SCONUL Access scheme.
The scheme allows access to over 170 academic institution libraries as a registered external borrower. For more information see the 'SCONUL Access Scheme for Queen Mary Academic Staff and Researchers' support page on the Library website.