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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.
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.
Find resources, be they books, DVDs, CDs or journals. Works like your usual search engine.
Find resources in your specific subject area.
Discover databases to further enrich your studies.
Learning is beyond boundaries. Find out how to access material anywhere with internet access.
The Library can support you in a number of ways throughout your time at Royal Holloway.
Go to the Repository and log in to access.
You don't know what you don't know. Learn how to search better and get the most out of your resources. Sessions run until Easter holidays.
Printing and photocopying charges, and information on copyright.
As a member of Royal Holloway, you can access a number of other UK university libraries.
Log in using your College credentials to access.
3 Week Loan:
20p per day
1 Week Loan: 40p per day
24 Hour Loan*: 50p per hour
£1 per hour
*cannot be renewed
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