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Which "good" London libraries can non-London students freely use?

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    Are there any "good" libraries in central London which non-London students can freely enter to sit down and study?

    I found a few here: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/corpo...don_libraries/

    Are these libraries any good? Barbican, City Business library, Shoe Lane library..

    Thanks.
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    Are you aware of Sconul Access (to access university, rather than public, libraries)?

    http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/index_html

    There's the British library too, of course.
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    The british library (biggest library in europe as well I believe) is pretty good - at king's cross.
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    I used the UCL library in the Easter for free but during exam season I believe it's their students only, same with KCL...maybe the Senate House library?
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    (Original post by River85)
    Are you aware of Sconul Access (to access university, rather than public, libraries)?

    http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk/index_html

    There's the British library too, of course.
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    The british library (biggest library in europe as well I believe) is pretty good - at king's cross.
    Thank you for the information! My uni is a member of sconul. So, are you just able to turn up and go in? I read on the website that you need some sort of "reading pass"..bit confused about that!
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    (Original post by SacredWolf)
    I used the UCL library in the Easter for free but during exam season I believe it's their students only, same with KCL...maybe the Senate House library?
    Out of interest, do you know which library in UCL that was? Didn't realise they did that.
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    (Original post by Akkuz)
    Thank you for the information! So, are you just able to turn up and go in? I read on the website that you need some sort of "reading pass"..bit confused about that!
    I think that might be for certain rooms as it's sometimes hard to find a place to sit (despite it being so big). But I usually go sit in that restaurant/cafe place and work there, nearly always find a place.

    But otherwise, yeah, just turn up and sit anywhere - you sometimes see people sitting all over the floor and stuff as well lol.
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    Out of interest, do you know which library in UCL that was? Didn't realise they did that.
    The Main Library, however I know someone doing medicine elsewhere who went there for the library, and I could be wrong but I think the medical library is separate? So I guess she used that one.

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