Additional resources and support

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The Inter-Library Loans service (ILL) gives you access to books and journal articles that are not in our collections. 

To order an Inter-Library Loan first check the online library catalogue to make sure that the item you want is not available in this University. If it is not listed, then:

  • Click on the Inter-Library Loans option and choose preferred format
  • Fill in the online form with as much of the requested information as possible
  • Enter your IT account username and password and click submit

The initial loan fee will be covered by the Postgraduate and Research Office however any overdue items or renewals will be payable by students.

For more information on this, please see our the Frequently Asked Questions on the Inter-Library Loans page in the Library section. 

Both the Aldgate and Holloway Libraries provide Postgraduate Research students with a comprehensive list of support, services and materials, such as: 

Academic Liaison Librarians (ALLs)

AllS are available to provide help and advice on finding and using research material. If you need help identifying resources for your research, please email or make an appointment with you ALL

Where a book is needed to support your research studies and it is not currently available via the Library Catalogue, you may place a request using this form and the Library team will do their best to purchase the book for you. 

Accessing and using other libraries

A good way to consult materials not held at London Met is to visit the British Library. The British Library has a number of e-resources now available for use in their reading rooms, as well as the traditional printed materials. Have a look at the section on visitor information as well as their catalogue and list of e-resources. Please note you will need to register for a Reader Pass. 

Open Access and the institutional repository 

The London Met repository serves as the University's open access repository for research outputs. View the work of academics.

Find out more about Library Services

We very happy to announce that Research Matters, a new site for researchers, is now live! This online resource has been developed by the Academic Liaison Librarians and our colleagues in Special Collections, with the aim of supporting you in finding, managing and using material for your research, and includes guidance on where to search, maintaining current awareness, and copyright, amongst other things.  

If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts on what else you would like to see on Research Matters, please contact the Academic Liaison Librarians

As a London Met Postgraduate Research Student, you will be able to take advantage of quiet and dedicated rooms to study in. There are specific rooms in every School and we have also set aside rooms in both the Holloway and Aldgate Libraries for our Postgraduate Research students to use:

Both Libraries have dedicated study rooms for PhD and doctoral research students and staff.

  • CM1-25 - second floor of Aldgate Library - access is via your ID card.

  • LC1-31 - first floor of Holloway Library - access via your ID card.

If you do not yet have access to the Doctoral study room, please visit your School Office to have your ID card updated.

For information on Library opening hours, please visit the Library Services web pages. 

Our library service is a member of the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL Access). 

This gives you the opportunity to access many other university libraries that also belong to the scheme.

You will need to register to join the scheme.

Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.

All London Met students and staff have access to online resources for members and qualify for discounts on events and resources.
Simply register with your London Met email address to access the full Vitae development programme and activities to help you realise your potential as a researcher. 
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