Accessing eResources

Who can access eResources?

Access to the Senate House Library eResources is governed by subscription and licence agreements with publishers and suppliers. Access is permitted or restricted based on these licence arrangements. Access can change as agreements are renewed with publishers and suppliers. Please check for current access details in the Senate House Library catalogue.

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 - where licencing permits No

How are eResources accessed?

All access must begin from the Senate House Library catalogue, or A-Z list. This will ensure that access to the eResource is recognised as being from Senate House Library users. Users will be prompted for their credentials where necessary.

University of London International Programmes students, faculty and staff should use the dedicated Online Library, which is tailored to specific courses and modes of study.


All users can access eResources when on-site at Senate House Library using the terminals in the 4th floor Service Hall, or when connected to the wifi network UoL Libraries. When connected to other wifi networks (e.g. Eduroam, UOL Conference) users will be treated as 'off-site'.


Off-site access is generally permitted to students, faculty and staff of the University of London that are registered as members of Senate House Library. All users will be offered a log-in screen when attempting to access Senate House Library eResources. Only authorised users will be directed to the eResource after login. Check the A-Z list or the Library catalogue for access information.