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Students are automatically registered with the library, and your RCS card is also a library card. You may need to come to the desk to activate your account when you first arrive.
Loan period information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Find out more about resources in your subject area and contact your Information Consultant.
Find out more about our e-resources, and how to access them off-campus.
Essays and Exams
Student Support offer a number of resources to help structure essays, prepare for exams and manage your time.
Printing and Photocopying
IT services can help with printing, including how to print from your own laptop.
Book now to attend our Library and Research training sessions.
We can provide guidance on EndNote and RefWorks. Book a place on one of our training sessions.
Try these alternative sources of information.
Senate House Library
All students have access to Senate House Library.You can pre-register online, access e-resources and return Senate House books on campus.
SCONUL Access Scheme
To visit libraries nationwide, go to the helpdesk and apply for a SCONUL card. You can check the stock of other libraries before you visit!
To order a book from another library, contact our Inter-Library Loans Team.
Requesting a doctoral thesis
To request a print thesis from the depository, fill in this form. Visit the British Library's Ethos service to download or request a digitised thesis.
Other Library Catalogues
Search libraries in the London Area using Search25. Search the catalogues of libraries across the UK usingCOPAC.
Visit the Royal Holloway Archives, or check out other national archive catalogues.
This information is particularly relevant to Postgraduate Researchers.
All postgraduate research students have access to Pure, the College's Research Information System. Please consult the Pure support pages on how to add information to Pure.
Publishing your work
Please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for help and advice on how to publish your work and make it available to gain the benefits of Open Access.
All doctoral theses must be submitted electronically via Pure. Please consult Pure support pages for submission guidelines.
Royal Holloway is committed to Open Access. For more information, please contact mailto:email@example.com
Postgraduate Taught students can borrow up to 25 items.
Postgraduate Research students can borrow up to 40 items and have automatic renewals on all 3 week loan items.
Three Week Loan:
20p per day
One Week Loan: 40p per day
Three Day Loan: 40p per day
24 Hour Loan: 50p per hour
Please note that 24 Hour Loan items cannot be renewed
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