Accessing eResources

In general, eResources are available to all SHL members onsite at SHL, with off-site access limited to University of London staff and students only. For specific resource access please check access statements in the catalogue and eResource A-Z on our LibGuides platform.

Student using laptop at Senate House Library desk

Accessing eResources

In general, eResources are available to all SHL members onsite at SHL, with off-site access limited to University of London staff and students only. For specific resource access please check access statements in the catalogue and eResource A-Z on our LibGuides platform.

How do you access eResources?

There is an A-Z list on our LibGuides platform. Click on the relevant link listed on LibGuides and you will be asked to login to the Library Catalogue (if you have not already done so) to authenticate your Library membership.

A dedicated Online Library is available for University of London International Programmes students, faculty and staff. It is structured to support individual study courses.

Who has access?

In general, eResources are available to all SHL members onsite at SHL, with off-site access limited to University of London staff and students only. For specific resource access please check access statements in the catalogue and eResource A-Z on our LibGuides platform.

Access to eResources is permitted and restricted based on licence agreements with publishers and providers. In a very limited number of cases access permissions will change when agreements are renewed.

User type On-site access Off-site access with SHL library card
School of Advanced Study Yes Yes
University of London Worldwide Yes Yes - primary access through Online Library
University of London federal institution Yes Yes - some resources restricted to on-site access
University of London alumni Yes Yes - see list of alumni eResources
Other Senate House Library members Yes No

Accessing eResources in and outside of the Library

Within the Library

You can access all our eResources when you are inside the physical Library using the terminals in the 4th floor Service Hall, or when you are connected to the wifi network UoL Libraries.

If you connect to the internet via another wifi network (Eduroam, UOL Conference, etc) the system will treat you as being outside of the physical Library.

Outside of the physical Library

Eresource access, outside of the physical Library, is usually included with University of London student, faculty and staff Library memberships.

If you have eResource access as part of your membership you will need to access the eResource via the Library Catalogue (to authenticate you as a valid Senate House Library user). If you are not already logged into the Catalogue you will be asked to do so before being redirected to the eResource.