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Senate House Library, the central University of London Library, is an important resource for additional e-journals, online databases and research materials, especially for the Arts and Humanities, and Psychology.


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Royal Holloway students and staff can register online to use Senate House Library e-resourcesor visit them in person to use their print collections.

You can become a member and apply  for a library card free of charge. Just visit Senate House Library and take along your Royal Holloway RCS (College) card (showing a valid expiry date). This grants you access to the print and electronic resources of the Senate House Library.

You can also register online for access to their electronic resources.  We have two guides which will show you how to gain access to Senate House's e-resources.

Guide to accessing e-journals via Senate House

Guide to accessing databases via Senate House


Senate House Library returns drop-box on Royal Holloway campus


There is drop box on campus at the University of London Depository (Building 39 on campus map) where Royal Holloway staff and students can return books which they have borrowed from Senate House library. The drop box is located just outside the main entrance at the top of the stairs and there are a few things to note: 

  • The box is open 24/7
  • Items deposited will be taken off your account on the same working day
  • Fines money cannot be taken at the Depository, and nor can fines disputes be dealt with there


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