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School visits

We can accommodate school visits throughout the year except for September, October and November and during the College exam period during April and May as these are particularly busy times for the Library.

Applications for visits of groups of students, accompanied by a teacher or School Librarian, must be made in advance by emailing library@rhul.ac.uk. Applications should indicate the subject the students are studying, and the number of students who will be attending, along with the name of the teacher(s) accompanying them.

What we can offer

Guidance and training in the use of the Library and its resources can be provided but this needs to be arranged in advance. What we can offer is listed below, please contact the Library's Liaison team to discuss your needs. 

  • A brief presentation introducing the Library and its resources, including a demonstration of the Library catalogue, photocopying facilities, using the Library website and a tour
  •  An activity based session to develop their knowledge of finding, evaluating and utilising information. Sessions delivered previously have included: plagiarism awareness quiz; PC Lab session on researching and evaluating information on the internet.
  •  Assisting students to find useful information on their chosen topic

 Applications for library membership will not normally be accepted from individual school students.

Sixth form students

Year 12 and 13 students are welcome to visit the Library as individuals following a visit with their group. Unfortunately they will not be able to apply for a borrowing card but will be able to gain reference access to a range of materials that complements and extends those that are available in schools and colleges.   Sixth Form students will be able to access the following Library services:

  • Full reference access to books available on the open shelves, including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books and journals
  •  Photocopying facilities on publicly available machines.
  •  Assistance from Library staff at the Helpdesk

What we expect

Teachers must accompany their students throughout a visit and remain responsible for their pupils, and their actions.

We admit school pupils on the understanding that our Rules and Regulations will be followed. In particular, your attention is drawn to the following:

  • Mobile phones are permitted in group study areas but should be kept to a minimum as not to disturb other users. Mobile phones are not permitted in silent study areas. 
  • Conversation and noise are acceptable in designated areas of the Library but should be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb others

Library membership for local teachers

Teachers at local schools are able to apply for a borrowing card at no charge which enables them to borrow up to 10 books from the '1 Week' loan category from the open-access shelves.

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Tel 01784 443823
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