We are happy to advise readers on other libraries for your area of specialism.
The information below is a starting point to finding material in other libraries. Please ask us if you need assistance.
** News July 2019: The excellent COPAC cross-library search facility is being replaced imminently by a new service, Jisc Library Hub Discover service. The new service also incorporates data from SUNCAT, the journals search tool, which is being retired.**
The new site is still in pilot/trial mode; it works very well but in there is be some data still to be added which could affect a minority of searches. From 31st July the switch-over will be official and Copac will no longer be in use. For more details you may find the FAQs section of the Library Hub Discover service useful.
Please note that if you currently use the ‘login’ facility in Copac to retain the records in ‘my References‘ you must ensure that you export these records before the end of July as they will not be available thereafter.
For serials you can also try:
- 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
Sconul Access is a reciprocal access scheme between UK higher education institutions. The Courtauld Institute participates in Band A of the scheme, meaning that access is available to academic staff on open or fixed term contracts and postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification awarded purely by research. Band A access includes borrowing rights. Please ask us for more details.