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 to different types of users, and to on-site or off-site access, on a resource-by-resource basis based on these licence arrangements. Levels of access can change as agreements are renewed with publishers and suppliers. Please check for details displayed in the Senate House Library catalogue.

User type On-site access (at fixed terminals) Off-site access with SHL library card
School of Advanced Study Yes Yes
University of London International Programmes 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 - some resources restricted to on-site access
Other 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 their specific courses and mode of study.


All Senate House Library users can access eResources using the fixed terminals in 4th floor Service Hall, and around the library. No login is required.

Unrestricted access to eResources is not currently available when connected to the SHL WiFi networks. Off-site access entitlements will apply.


Off-site access, and access to eResources using the on-site WiFi networks, is generally permitted to students, faculty and staff of the University of London 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.