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Information for Postgraduates

When you become a student at Royal Holloway, you are registered with the Library. However, you may need to come to the helpdesk to activate your account when you first arrive on campus. Your RCS card is also your library card.

Bedford Library is open 24/7. For more on closures and opening times, including those for Founder's Library, see our opening hours page.

Borrowing & charges 


PGTs can borrow up to 25 items
PGRs can borrow up to 40 items, with automatic renewal subject to recall.

Click to find out more about renewals, reservations and returns.

Disability & dyslexia support


Find out more about the support we offer.

 Find your Information Consultant


Get in touch with your Information Consultant: subject librarians who are experts in your field.

Subject Guides


Find resources in your specific subject area.

Information Skills

Get better at searching and finding information by attending one of our training sessions.

E-resources A-Z


Discover databases to further enrich your studies.

Additional services

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We offer services additional to borrowing, Including print, photocopy and scanning, binders and lost property.



Information for Postgraduate Research students

Research support


For information on copyright, Open Access and Pure.

Contact: Open Access


In addition to guidance on the research support pages, you can also contact the team directly on openaccess@rhul.ac.uk.

Contact: Pure


In addition to guidance on the research support pages, you can also contact the team directly on pure@rhul.ac.uk.



Can't find what you're looking for?

Other libraries


Try another library such as Senate House Library, or borrow through SCONUL or an Inter-Library Loan.

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Email library@rhul.ac.uk or call 01784 443823.

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Fine Rates 

3 Week Loan:

20p per day


1 Week Loan:    
40p per day


24 Hour Loan*:            
50p per hour


Laptop Loan*:

£1 per hour 

*cannot be renewed




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