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Information for External Users (non-members of Royal Holloway)

Use of study spaces and reference access to library collections at Royal Holloway is free to all members of the public and does not require application or approval. Borrowing rights are offered for free to members of certain institutions with pre-arranged agreements. External user borrowing access can be granted with a small fee.

Applications for membership where full documentation has been given will be completed within 24 hours during the working week. If immediate borrowing access is required, customer services must be contacted in advance where a specific time of visit will be arrange. To avoid delays, full documentation must be provided on arrival.

For more information on specific agreements and membership types please see below:

SCONUL Access Scheme

Students and staff from participating institutions may apply for SCONUL access to Royal Holloway University Libraries. Undergraduate students are given reference only access. Post-graduate and research students and staff are granted borrowing access, with restrictions dependent on SCONUL band.

SCONUL participants do not have access to e-resources or laptop loans, however they can use eduroam by signing in with their institution login.

Applications for SCONUL membership can be made following an initial application on the SCONUL access page. Upon application at Royal Holloway University Libraries SCONUL users must bring a copy of the SCONUL acceptance letter, their institution ID card, and a current passport sized photo.

SCONUL members are expected to adhere to the library policies and code of conduct. Any fines incurred will need to be paid promptly. Any user who reaches the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is at the discretion of the librarian.

For more information on SCONUL applications and borrowing bands:

http://sconul.ac.uk/page/about-sconul-access-0

Alumnus membership

Alumni membership is open to all alumnus of Royal Holloway University who have graduated within the last 3 years, and is free. Membership cards are offered for a year at a time, after which the user will be able to reapply.

Alumni membership is free and gives access to the library study space during core hours. It also allows loans of up to ten books from the 1 week and 3 week loans. Unfortunately, alumni members are not able to access the college computers or online collections. Alumni members cannot request items on loan. Alumnus are entitled to request Inter Library Loans from the college, however alumnus are required to cover the fees incurred from the ILL service.

Applications for membership are subject to the librarian’s approval. In order to be accepted an Alumni must have no outstanding fines or loans on their student account. Any outstanding loans or fines must be cleared before membership is granted.

Alumni members who reach the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is once again at the discretion of the librarian.

Upon application alumni must present their old RHUL college card, proof of current address dated within the previous 3 months (in the form of a bill or bank statement), and photo id. Alongside this applicants much complete an alumnus membership form and bring a current passport sized photo.

External membership

External membership is open to all members of the public. Use of the RHUL library study spaces and reference access to the collection is free to all. External membership with borrowing access has a fee of £20 for 4 months and £55 for 12 months. Borrowing access allows loans of up to 10 books from the 1 week and 3 week collection. Alumni members cannot request items on loan, or request items on loan. Applications for borrowing access for external memberships are subject to the librarian’s approval.

External members who reach the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is once again at the discretion of the librarian.

Upon application users must present proof of current address dated within the previous 3 months (in the form of a bill or bank statement), and photo id. Alongside this applicants much complete an alumnus membership form and bring a current passport sized photo.

University of London staff and students

Staff and research students at University of London have borrowing rights at Royal Holloway University Libraries and may borrow up to 10 items at any one time from the 1 week and 3 week loans.

University of London members are expected to adhere to the library policies and code of conduct. Any fines incurred will need to be paid promptly. Any user who reaches the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is at the discretion of the librarian.

To join the Library, applicants should bring their ID card from their current institution and, where applicable, proof of their status, to the helpdesk in either library at Royal Holloway, and fill in an application form. Membership will be granted for a year at a time and can be renewed annually.

For more information on the University of London Libraries Access Agreement please visit:

http://www.london.ac.uk/uol_libraries_access_agreement.html

CABI

CABI staff are entitled to free borrowing privileges at Royal Holloway Libraries. Upon application CABI staff may borrow up to ten items at a time from the 1 week or 3 week collections.

CABI members are expected to adhere to the library policies and code of conduct. Any fines incurred will need to be paid promptly. Any user who reaches the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is at the discretion of the librarian.

To receive Royal Holloway Library membership, CABI staff must complete an external membership form and present their current CABI staff card and a passport sized photo. Membership will be grated for 1 year at a time and is renewable each year.

 

University of Surrey full-time taught students

Full time taught students at the University of Surrey have access to the Royal Holloway University libraries and may borrow up to 10 items at any one time from the '1 Week' or '3 Week' loans.

University of Surrey members are expected to adhere to the library policies and code of conduct. Any fines incurred will need to be paid promptly. Any user who reaches the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is at the discretion of the librarian.

To join the Library applicants should bring their University of Surrey ID card, and a passport sized photo to the helpdesk in either library at Royal Holloway, and fill in an application form. Membership will be granted for a year at a time and can be renewed annually.

M25 Consortium staff

Staff that are part of an M25 Consortium Institution have access to the Royal Holloway University libraries and may borrow up to 10 items at any one time from the '1 Week' or '3 Week' loans.

M25 consortium members are expected to adhere to the library policies and code of conduct. Any fines incurred will need to be paid promptly. Any user who reaches the fine limit of £35 will have their membership revoked until all outstanding fines are cleared, and all overdue books are returned. Membership will then be reconsidered but is at the discretion of the librarian.

To join the Library applicants should bring their M25 ID card, and a passport sized photo to the helpdesk in either library at Royal Holloway, and fill in an application form. Membership will be granted for a year at a time and can be renewed annually.

 
 
 

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