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.
Can't find the resource you're looking for?
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.
3 Week Loan:
20p per day
1 Week Loan:
40p per day
24 Hour Loan*:
50p per hour
£1 per hour
*cannot be renewed