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National library catalogues

British Library
Use the Explore the British Library facility to search the Reference Collections in London, or the Document Supply Collections (Remote Supply) from where we get most of our inter-library loans.
British Library website

A combined catalogue of the major UK academic libraries, now including the British Library too.
COPAC website 

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
Consortium of over 125 Higher Education in and around London. Southampton Solent University is NOT a member, but their Web site is a useful starting-place to investigate the holdings of London libraries.
M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries website

Use if you only want to locate journals. A UK serials union catalogue containing records for many research libraries with further records being added continuously.
SUNCAT website

Local library catalogues

Southampton City Library
Search for books, CDs and videos. City Library members can also access some eresources.
Southampton City Library catalogue

University of Southampton 
Information on the various libraries and opening hours. Please note that visitors need to have some ID with them. 
University of Southampton Library catalogue

Hampshire Library Services
Search for books, music, CDs and videos. Hampshire Library Service members can also access some eresources.
Hampshire Library Services website

Access information

Most academic libraries are open for anyone to use for reference.You can apply for a SCONUL reference card which will allow you to use other academic libraries for reference purposes. If you wish to visit a non-academic library, and require a "letter of introduction", please contact your information librarian. You may also be able to get books, journal articles etc. from other libraries through our inter-library loans service.

SCONUL Access Scheme
Borrowing rights at other colleges and universities for academic staff, full time taught postgraduate and research students, part-time and distance and placement students.
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British Library Readers Pass
Permits access to the London Reading Rooms. Arrangements for admission depend on your status. 
Find out more 

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