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Eresources Help

Welcome to the guide that will hopefully answer many of your questions about accessing electronic books, journals, databases and other resources that we subscribe to here at Royal Holloway. 

Remember that you can always contact the library with any issues you are experiencing:

E: email us at: and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

T: call us on: 01784 443823 (between 9am and 9pm)

Live Chat: Ask a Librarian a question on live chat between 11am and 5pm, Monday - Friday in term time.

Eresources pages on Subject Guides

Below are links to the Finding E-Resources pages on the subject guides.

If you hover over the tab you will see headings for resources grouped under more specific headings including multimedia and Senate House.

Accessing E-Resources off campus

If you are having difficulty accessing material off campus that you can usually see on campus, it may be that you need to log in as a member of Royal Holloway. Here are three ways to log in while off-campus:

  1. Use CampusAnywhere (VPN).

  2. Go through the library portals such as LibrarySearch or the Library Subject Guides
    (These will often prompt you to log in using your College username and password.)

  3. Use the "via your home institution" or "via Shibboleth" button on the e-resource homepage, and select Royal Holloway in the list of institutions.*
    (This should direct you to enter your College credentials and log in.)

*Please note that you should not use the e-resource’s own username and password box, as this is for individual subscribers. Also do not select Athens, AthensDA or OpenAthens options, as these are not used by the College.

If you are unsure about access to a resource, please email:

Usage Agreements

Eresources Posts on the Blog

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