You can use the British Library public catalogue to find out what is in the collections of the British Library at St Pancras and the Document Supply Centre in Yorkshire.
To use the London readings rooms you will need to apply for a visitors pass. You can pre-register for this. Further information about Registering for a Reader Pass, and the required forms of ID, are available on the British Library website.
You may be asked to prove that the information you need is only available from the British Library. It may be helpful to take a list of materials you wish to consult.
Senate House Library
The Senate House Library is a centralized research library open to all members of the University of London.
Queen Mary undergraduates, taught post-graduates, researchers and staff can become members of Senate House Library for reference use and for borrowing.
The Senate House stock is mostly in the areas of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, though it provides basic reference tools in science and medicine and maintains significant collections in the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine.
The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library
Copac includes details of materials held in libraries throughout the UK, plus Trinity College Dublin Library in Ireland. Copac includes the catalogues of all the UK National Libraries, a wide range of major University libraries, as well as specialist collections such as the National Art Library (V&A Museum).
Search the catalogues of The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries in London and the South East. Its aim is to provide services and resources for the benefit of learners and researchers.
WorldCat.org is an international network of libraries and library resources giving access to full content, local library holdings and availability information. Formats include books, journal articles, DVDs and CDs. Comment, review and download of electronic full content (where available), are provided by registering for an account and logging in.
Index to Theses
Index to Theses is a database providing a single portal to discover theses accepted for higher degrees in the UK and Ireland, coverage goes back as far as 1716 with abstracts available from 1950 onwards. Full text is provided through the EThOS project or the appropriate institutional repository where applicable. For more information on searching the database and using its content, visit the What's New area of the site.