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Information for Staff

How to Join

Staff are automatically registered with the library and their College card is also their library card. Your RHUL IT username and password can be used to access online resources and log into LibrarySearch, the catalogue system, to renew your loans.

If you do not have a College card, or IT username please contact your Information Consultant, or Departmental Administrator for more information.

Loan Periods

Loan Periods

3 Week Loan* 3 weeks
1 Week Loan 1 weeks
24 Hour Loan 24 hours

 *3 week loans for staff are automatically renewed unless they have been requested by another user.


Subject Links

Each subject area has a specific Information Consultant who liaises with departments on ordering materials, and provides training for staff on how to teach students Library Literacy.


As well as our print collections, we have a range of e-resources. These can be accessed on and off-campus.

Teaching Support


We have a wide range of collections, both online and in print. Details of our collections policies can be found online.

Digital Copies for Teaching

We offer the provision of in-demand chapters/articles as digital copies that can be supplied via Moodle.

Using Moodle

We can provide support with a range of queries, including how to link to library e-resources from Moodle.

Ordering books

If your question is not answered on this page please contact your Information Consultant for more information.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Inter-Library Loans 

Find out more about ordering a book from another library by visiting this page.

University of London Main Library

All University of London staff and students have access to Senate House Library. Visit this page to learn how to pre-register online to 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.

Requesting a doctoral thesis

To request a print thesis from the depository, please fill in this form. Visit the British Library's Ethos service to download or request a digitised thesis. Recently awarded Royal Holloway theses can be accessed online.

Open Access and Your Pure Profile

Open Access Publication Policy

Royal Holloway is committed to Open Access, and information on the Open Access Publications Policy (which applies to all research staff) can be found online.


Pure is the College's Research Information System where information about publications, collaborations, research projects and grants is stored. For more information please consult Pure support pages.

Who to contact 

Openaccess@royalholloway.ac.uk is your first point of contact for any queries regarding Open Access, copyright and submitting research items to Pure (the repository). 

Information for PGR supervisors

For information regarding copyright clearance and e-thesis submissions, contact openaccess@royalholloway.ac.uk. Guidance can also be found on the Research webpages.

Contact us

Email library@rhul.ac.uk
Telephone 01784 443823
Web Feedback form


Fine Rates

Three Week Loan:

20p per day


One Week Loan:    
40p per day


24 Hour Loan:            
50p per hour 

Please note that 24 Hour Loan items cannot be renewed


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