Distance Learners at SOAS
Distance learners from the following Centres are currently supported by SOAS Library and the University of London Library (Senate House):
CISD and CeDEP
Please see 'CISD and CeDEP students at SOAS', or access the Online programme area of Moodle for advice on accessing library materials.
Distance learners from the following Centres are currently supported solely by the University of London Library (Senate House):
If you are on courses with this department, please consult your Moodle for advice on accessing library materials, or contact the University of London Library.
CISD and CeDEP students at SOAS
Currently, you are entitled to use both the University of London Library (Senate House) and the SOAS Library. Some material for your course is housed in each place, so you will need to access both sites.
To access SOAS Library e-books, e-journals and databases you will be asked to enter username and password:
Username is your student number, six digits, e.g. 123456,
Password is usually your date of birth in a specific format: dd-Mmm-yy
Please change your password if you haven’t already done so!
For basic information on using the Library, please see left hand menu bar.
For more detailed help, please see the Online programme area of Moodle.
CISD students - your Subject Librarian is Hassan Fiaz.
CeDEP students - your Subject Librarian is David Pearson.
All Distance learning students are able to access the physical library, if they are in London.
To access the Library, SOAS students need to gain an ID card- students usually do this by presenting an enrolment card, issued by the SID. This should have been stamped and signed off by the appropriate sections (fees, identification, etc.).
Alternatively, we also accept emails from the Registry.
Distance Learning students in the UK can apply for SCONUL access to other university libraries but will need to have a SOAS ID card. This ID card can be obtained by visiting the SOAS Library membership desk during opening hours.
The inter-library loan (ILL) service can only be made available to DL students who are able to come to the library in person.
If you have any problems accessing materials please clear your browser cache and try again. If problems persist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.