Each year book, journal, and DVD loans are extended over the Christmas vacation – which means you can keep items for longer without renewing!
Type of Loan
If you’re an undergraduate: Friday 5th December 2014 due by Friday 16th January 2015.
If you’re a postgraduate: Issued for 6 weeks from date of loan
One Week Loans
All users: Saturday 6th December 2014 due by Thursday 15th January 2015
Three Day Loans
All users: Wednesday 10th December 2014 due by Wednesday 14th January 2015
Rolling loans (DVDs and CDs)
All users: Friday 19th December 2014 due by Monday 5th January 2015
All users: 9am Friday 12th December 2014 due by 4pm Tuesday 13th January 2015
If you’re a postgraduate: 3.30pm Friday 19th December 2014 due by 11am Monday 5th January 2015.
If you’re a member of staff: Friday 19th December 2014 due by Monday 5th January 2015
Please check your receipt, or your Library account, and if you want a reminder on renewing your loans, watch the video below:
The Library is open Monday to Friday between Monday 15th December to Tuesday 23rd December. We are closed from Wednesday 24th December until Thursday 1st January. The Library opens again Monday to Friday from Friday 2nd January to Sunday 11th January. For a full list of opening hours, visit the Library website.
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive contains 50,000 digitized interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Interviews are approximately two and a half hours long and some are supplemented with photographs, documents, and artifacts pertaining to the interviewee’s family and wartime experiences.
Interviewees speak on the following topics:
Rescuers and Aid Providers
Sinti and Roma Survivors
Liberators and Liberation Witnesses
Jehovah’s Witness Survivors
War Crimes Trials Participants
Survivors of Eugenics Policies
In April 2013, the Visual History Archive expanded to include a collection of 65 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide. Conducted in two countries (U.S.A. and Rwanda), and two languages (English and Kinyarwanda), this initial collection of 65 Rwandan testimonies was accomplished in collaboration with Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
In February 2014, 12 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the 1937-38 Nanjing Massacre were integrated into the VHA. These testimonies are in Mandarin and were conducted in Nanjing, China through a partnership with the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall.
It’s a unique resource, and Royal Holloway Library is the only place in the UK with access to the collection – which means that researchers often come from far and wide to view the videos.
How do I use it?
There is a link on the Databases A-Z, under U, and once you’re on the site, you will need to create an account in order to log in, search, and view videos.
Follow the link to the website
If on-campus, no login is needed to access the website
If off-campus, you will need to sign in with your Royal Holloway computer username and password
Once on the website, you must register to create a personal username and password
Due to high bandwidth, videos to be viewed must be downloaded to Royal Holloway’s servers rather than viewed directly from USC website.
Some videos already downloaded and available for immediate viewing; just click on the videos marked “Viewable now” to watch
Others must be requested for download. Because our server space is limited, students must get tutor’s permission before requesting a download.
Once requested, the video will be added to Royal Holloway’s servers and will be available to view after 12-48 hours. Videos can only be viewed on campus, but you are able to log in and make a request for a video to be downloaded from any off-campus PC.
Searching the archive
Searching is easy, you can search on a topic, for a name, and use links in the videos to skip to particular sections relevant to your interests. The USC Shoah Foundation has a YouTube Channel with lots of information, but we’ve collected searching tips in this playlist.
Have you used the archive? Do you think it would be useful in your research? Contact email@example.com for more information, or leave a comment below.