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Search Catalyst for eLibrary content

The London Library's new catalogue, Catalyst, will not only search for books and journals in the Library, but will also search for titles, and in many cases the content of the Library's eJournal and database collection. To search Catalyst type keywords in the box below and click on Search.

General information

To find subscription eJournals and databases please use Catalyst. For ease of access a selection of popular titles are included on the right and a mixture of free and subscription websites can be found by following the 'subject based sites' and 'reference sites' links at the top of the page.

When you use any of the subscription databases outside the Library you will be asked for the membership number or barcode from your membership card, and a PIN. If you need a PIN please contact the Library's membership department (Tel: 020 7766 4720, email:

There are two ways of connecting to our subscription databases and journals. Firstly you can use Catalyst or the links that appear on these pages. Or alternatively, for a few but growing number of titles, you can go directly to the database website and then follow the instructions on the website to login "via your institution" or use a "shibboleth login". In some instances you will find the London Library on a list headed "UK Federation".

Please note that all these online database and eJournal links open in a separate Window.

If you require technical assistance please consult the eLibrary help page.