You can search Library Search anywhere in the world from www.westminster.ac.uk/librarysearch. This lists all the books, journals, and databases that the library provides, and allows you to reserve items, and review your library account.
Library Search lists e-books, and online journal articles alongside print resources. There are also links to all the databases that we subscribe to.
All online resources are hosted externally, and most require you to be onsite or to sign in to access them.
Almost all online resources use a service called SHIBBOLETH; this is linked to your student account and therefore uses the same username and password as university systems. Most resources that do not use SHIBBOLETH use EzProxy, which behaves in much the same way.
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A few resources require you to register the first time you use them (e.g. Box of Broadcasts), and some offer additional options if your register. Registration emails often end up in junk or spam folders, so if you don't receive them look there.
We only have partial online access to some journal titles, so older back-copies or recent issues may not be available. If you have any problems accessing journal content, check the record for the journal on Library Search to see what you should have access to.
Sometimes problems with accessing e-resources (and e-books particularly) can be resolved by changing your browser.
The content of most databases we have access to are listed on Library Search. However, there are a few exceptions to this such as Box of Broadcasts, where the content can only be located from within the database itself. To find more content, and to access different options for searching, learn what the key databases for your subject are.
The default search on Library Search only lists articles that we have online access to. To search beyond this, select 'Expand my results' from the search results page. This will show additional articles which may be available in print in the library, or can be obtained via the inter-library loan service.
Our library spaces are currently closed due to COVID-19. However, from 14th September 2020 we will be operating a 'click and collect' service for books and DVDs that are not available electronically. You can borrow up to a maximum of forty items, and request up to five items at a time. There is postal service for students registered with Disability Services.