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Information for Undergraduates

Getting started

When you become a student at Royal Holloway, you are registered with the Library. Your Royal Holloway card is also your library card.

The Library in the Emily Wilding Davison Building is open 24/7. For more on closures and opening times, see our opening hours page.

Borrowing & charges


You can borrow up to 25 items for loan periods of 24 hours to 3 weeks.

Laptops are for use in the Library only and can only be borrowed for 6 hours.

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



Find resources, including books, DVDs, CDs or journals. Works like your usual search engine.

Subject guides


Find resources in your specific subject area.

E-resources A-Z


Discover databases to further enrich your studies.

Off-campus access


Learning is beyond boundaries. Find out how to access material anywhere with internet access.


Study support

Disability & dyslexia support


Learn more about the support we offer.

Information skills sessions

You don't know what you don't know. Learn how to search better and get the most out of your resources. Most sessions run until the Easter holidays.

Additional services

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We do more than lend information. Find out about our other services including photocopying & printing.

Other libraries


As a member of Royal Holloway, you can access a number of other UK university libraries.

Past exam papers


Log in using your College credentials to access.


Need extra help?

Contact us. Email library@rhul.ac.uk or ring 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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