We are happy to advise readers on other libraries for your area of specialism.
Many public, research and university libraries have now closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please check individual libraries’ websites for the most up to date information about whether they are open and accepting external visitors.
Library Hub Discover gives details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries. In 2019 it replaced COPAC and SUNCAT.
Serials are also listed on Library Hub. Alternatively, you could search:
- University of London Union List of Serials, enabling searching of libraries within the M25 region and more widely across the East and Southeast.
For worldwide materials, try:
- The European Library (searches the content of European national libraries)
- KUBIKAT (the collective catalogue of Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art in Paris and Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome)
- Worldcat (searches the collections of more than 10 000 libraries worldwide).
Sconul Access Scheme
The SCONUL access scheme is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please check individual libraries’ websites for the most up to date information about whether they are open and accepting external visitors.