Need a book, journal article or thesis that’s not available at Royal Holloway?
Don’t panic and…
- …suggest a book!
Last year we spent over £100,000 on student requests through our More Books scheme. If there’s a book you need and we don’t have, fill out our form.
- …request an Inter-Library Loan!
We can source books, journal articles and theses from other libraries, even those located outside the UK, via the inter-library loan service.
- …register to use Senate House Library!
As Royal Holloway is part of the University of London, you have access to Senate House Library’s resources.
- …use another Library through Sconul Access!
Royal Holloway participates in Sconul Access, which allows staff and students from other participating Universities to use our libraries. By the same token, our staff and students can use their libraries. This may include borrowing rights.
To discover if another library holds a book or journal, try:
www.search25.ac.uk: For London and the South East
www.copac.ac.uk: For major research collections in the UK & Ireland
- …enjoy a trip to the British Library!
A reader’s pass to the British Library is essential for any researcher. Apply online. As well as their vast collections, you also have access to certain databases in their reading rooms.
6. …find a thesis!
Theses can be tricky to track down, but our webpage has some tips on how to do so.
Lots more information available in our “We can get it” handbook.
If you are still struggling to find that key bit of research, contact your Information Consultant, who will be happy to assist.