Services for partnership students
Under the agreements between London Metropolitan University and partnership institutions, primary responsibility for the provision of resources for your course rests with your College.
However, your London Metropolitan University ID card gives access to all our buildings and to our libraries on both campuses. It also entitles you to access the following library resources and services.
Limited borrowing rights, consisting of up to 4 three week items or one week items and up to 2 reservations, are available to students at the following partnership institutions:
- City and Islington College
- Hackney Community College
- Lambeth College
Students at the London School of Business and Finance have the same borrowing rights as London Metropolitan University students, i.e. they can borrow 14 items plus 2 short loans, but cannot access e-resources, request Interlibrary Loans or use SCONUL Access.
Please note: Students on all other partnership courses do not have borrowing rights.
Interlibrary loans and SCONUL Access
Applications for interlibrary loans must be made to your home library. Students on partnership programmes may not apply for interlibrary loans from London Metropolitan University. Students at partnership institutions are not eligible for SCONUL Access.
Visit the Subject Support pages to find our specialist provision and resources for your course. Before you visit, check our catalogue. It includes books, journals and audio-visual materials and will identify the site library that holds the items relevant to you. You can use the items held on the shelves, and this includes browsing in the book and journal collections, or making photocopies within the permissible limits allowed by copyright law and displayed at each copier.
As London Metropolitan University registered students, members of many partnership institutions can access a selection of our subscription e-resources using their London Metropolitan University student login. Access is dependent upon e-resource providers, where the terms and conditions of the licences may specifically exclude external/partnership students.
Open Access Resources
Directory of Open Access Books is a discovery service that points to open access books held online
Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals
Directory of Open Access Repositories is an authoritative directory of open access repositories, including those held in the UK