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External users

External users

Reference access to the Library is offered free of charge to anyone with a need to use an academic library.

Open hours for external users are 9am - 9pm Monday - Sunday. There may be periods when the library is closed to external visitors due to assessments and exams. 

Please note that printing and computer facilities, including access to electronic resources, are not available to external users. Power sockets for your own equipment, guest Wi-Fi and eduroam are available. 

Royal Holloway/University of London alumni are eligible to join Senate House Library (for a fee) which includes access to a range of major e-resources. Find out more here.

Click here to search the library catalogue. 

Memberships are available as below for borrowing privileges.

For more information please contact library@rhul.ac.uk

External Memberships

Memberships are available for 4 months (£20) or 12 months (£55). 

Royal Holloway alumni are entitled to external membership free of charge (renewable after 3 years). Proof of study at Royal Holloway will be required. 

Students and staff from participating institutions may apply for the SCONUL Access Scheme to use Royal Holloway University Library. 

You will need to apply for SCONUL membership through your home institution before applying at Royal Holloway.  

Borrowing access is dependent on your SCONUL band.  

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International) staff are entitled to external membership free of charge (renewable after 3 years). Proof of employment will be required. 

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