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Accessing Senate House and other libraries


Senate House Library

All Royal Holloway students and staff are able to sign up online for a Senate House Library membership. The membership is free.For the latest updates on their services and how to access their collection Please visit the Senate House Library website.



Return Senate House Library books on campus

There is a drop box on campus at the Depository (Building 39 on the campus map) where Royal Holloway staff and students can return books borrowed from Senate House Library. The drop box is located in the fence by the green gates at the entrance to the Depository site. There are a few things to note: 

  • The box is open 24/7
  • Fines money cannot be taken at the Depository, nor can fines disputes be dealt with there.


The SCONUL access scheme has been suspended due to covid-19. We will make an announcement as soon as this service is available again, although please be aware that it is unlikely to be before the end of the 2020-21 academic year.