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Walk In user access to e-resources at SOAS Library

External library users can access most of the e-resources at SOAS Library. To access these e-resources users will need to have a library membership card and log in details.

To log in, your user name is the library card number starting with an LW, for example LW12345-67 and a memorable date as your password, in this format dd-Mmm-yyyy.

External User PC, SOAS Library, University of London

External library users can use e-resources on

  • four terminals on Level E opposite the service points
  • four terminals on Level D opposite the stairs

Users can consult SOAS Library EBSCO Discovery, A-Z list of Databases and eJournal & eBooks finder as well as some e-books available at the e-Books web page.
Resources can be downloaded to an external drive, such as a USB memory stick.

Users are reminded to comply with copyright guidelines and terms of use when downloading e-resources.

The following e-resources are not available to external users due to the terms of our licenses:

  • Bridgeman Education
  • Dawsonera
  • Ebook Central
  • GTA China
  • Kanopy
  • Lexis Library
  • Pakistan Law Site
  • UK Dataservice
  • Westlaw

If you have any query related to this access please email