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We participate in co-operative access schemes that enable our staff and students access to other UK higher education libraries. NHS staff also have access to other health libraries.

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University libraries and access schemes
  • SCONUL Access : enables St George’s, University of London staff, research students, full-time and part-time postgraduates, distance-learning and placement students to borrow material from other UK higher education libraries. Undergraduate students can use the scheme for reference only.
  • Senate House Library: allows St George’s staff and students to use the library free of charge, which includes a range of electronic resources. You must register first.
  • University of London libraries access agreement: provides for reciprocal reference access in nearly all of the libraries of the institutions which make up the federal university. See a list of participating institutions.
NHS libraries
The British Library

Visit the British Library website.

The main St Pancras site, in central London, has 11 reading rooms. You need a Reader Pass for access. Anyone can apply for a Reader Pass, but due to pressure on their services they cannot guarantee admission.

The Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library is one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history, including online collections. It also offers a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
Library catalogues
  • Search25 provides one-stop access to the library catalogues of nearly 60 world-renowned institutions and specialist collections within the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries.
  • Copac national, academic and specialist library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major university, specialist, and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
  • SUNCAT (Serials Union Catalogue) for the UK research community is a free tool to help researchers locate serials held in the UK.
  • WorldCat: the world's largest network of library content and services.


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