Homerton College Library holds a large print collection and provides access to a variety of electronic resources through Cambridge University Libraries. Read more about how to find the right things below, and ask the Library team if you'd like some help!
Library catalogue: iDiscover
Homerton uses the University Library catalogue known as iDiscover. You can login to iDiscover with your Raven ID to manage your Library account, place requests, and pay charges.
Ejournals, ebooks and online databases
The University Library provides full text access to academic e-journals, ebooks and online resources covering all subjects. These can be accessed on campus (and off campus with a Raven password) via the central e-resources page or iDiscover.
When searching for a book title on iDiscover, the words "Online access" will appear on a catalogue record where an ebook is available. Click to expand the record for more information and to access the ebook.
You can search for any journal by title using iDiscover, and a link to the online version will be listed when it is available. Another way of accessing online journals is the Eresources LibGuide, which lets you browse the University’s online collections through the ebooks & ejournals page.
Newspapers, magazines and journals (print versions)
A selection of newspapers and magazines is provided in the ground floor reading area. They are for reference only within the Library and, should not be removed from the reading area.
The Library subscribes to the following three national newspapers during full term on weekdays only:
- Financial Times
- The Guardian
- The Times
The past five days’ issues of the newspapers are kept in boxes on the shelf by the ground floor reading area and then discarded.
The Library subscribes to the following magazines and journals throughout the year:
- The Economist
- New Scientist
- THE: Times Higher Education
- TLS: The Times Literary Supplement
Less frequent titles (monthly, quarterly, etc.):
- Nature in Cambridgeshire (yearly)
- Le Monde Diplomatique (monthly) – French edition
- The Cambridge Humanities Review (termly)
- Children's Book History Society Newsletter (monthly)
- Cambridge Literary Review
The most recent issues of magazines are kept in the ground floor reading area. Earlier issues are shelved in our Journal Collection (top floor) for at least one year (except for the Cambridge Literary Review, where issues are catalogued individually as books and shelved in the main collection).
We also hold older issues of a number of other journal titles that we no longer subscribe to. Feel free to browse these in the Journal Collection on the top floor, or ask the Library team if you'd like to know more.
For online journals, please refer to the section on ejournals, ebooks and online databases above.
Music Hire Service
The Music Hire Service is run in collaboration with Christ's College. Both College Libraries have large collections of instrumental and vocal music available for hire including hundreds of orchestral and choral sets. Members of Homerton and Christ's can borrow music from either library for free, and external users can hire music at a low cost. Our hire periods are flexible to suit you. For more details and to view the catalogue please visit Christ's College music hire library or email email@example.com.
In addition to the main collection of academic books supporting undergraduate study, Homerton Library holds several special collections. These include the Local Collection, the Multimedia Collection (DVDs, CDs and printed music), and the Children’s Literature Collection.