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Information for Undergraduates

When you become a student, you 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. 

Using our libraries

Undergraduate students can borrow up to 25 items.

You can borrow items for 3 weeks, 1 week or 24 hours, depending on the item. Laptops are non-renewable, for use in the Library only and can only be borrowed for 6 hours.

You cannot borrow Reference items, including Journals and Dictionaries, which are for use in the Library only. 

For more on loans, renewals, and charges, visit Using our libraries > Loans, renewals, reservations and charges.

Getting Started 


Study Support

Essays and Assessment

The Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) offers a number of services that can help you develop your writing and academic skills. 

Read more about preparing for your exams and assessment on the student intranet.

Past Exam Papers

Past Exam Papers are held online - log in and search by course code to find.

Library/Study Skills and Training 

Printing and Photocopying

IT Services can help you with photocopying and printing, including printing from your own laptop.


Can't find the resource you're looking for?

University of London Main Library

All students have access to Senate House Library. You can pre-register online to access e-resources and return Senate House books on campus. Find out more information here.

Inter-Library Loan

Find out how to order a book from another library by visiting this page.

Contact us

Email library@rhul.ac.uk
Telephone 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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