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Study space and IT facilities

IT and studying at LSE

The first port of call for a place to study on campus is the LSE Library and spaces are available throughout the building – primarily at its quieter perimeters. The majority of the Library's 1,740 study places are offered on a first come, first served basis. In the period leading up to and during exams, LSE students can book Library study spaces via LSE for You. 

Individual study spaces and group study rooms can also be booked by LSE Students via LSE for You for up to six hours per day.

The Library has three clearly marked coloured zonal study areas which allow users to work in the way that suits them best, depending on whether they would like to work in silent, quiet or group study working areas. 

Click on the link to find study rooms, seminar rooms and group meeting space locations and access arrangements (PDF).

Computer facilities for students

There are over 1000 PCs available for students to use on campus, some of which are available 24 hours a day. For updates on PC availability please check the plasma screens in building foyers, visit the IMT web pages. Additional PCs and printing facilities for students with disabilities are available in the Library and PC areas on campus. Please see the IT facilities chart (PDF) for location details.

iRoam laptops

iRoam, the Macbook Air laptop loan service, allows students to borrow a full charged laptop for use within the Library building without needing to book in advance. The laptops provide access to h: space, Office software and the internet. Visit iroam for more details.

Computer classrooms

There are a number of computer classrooms equipped with PCs across campus that are used for class teaching and IT skills training. They are open to any member of the School for their individual work at other times. If you are in a computer room that is required for a class, please leave the room as quickly as possible. If a class is in progress please do not enter unless you are a member of that class. Weekly timetables of room bookings are posted outside each computer room.

Getting connected

To access the School's IT facilities you must have a LSE username and password.

Once connected to the network, you can access LSE resources such as a LSE email account; personal file space (H: space); LSE printers; electronic Library resources; and free anti-virus and security tools.

To activate your IT account please visit the IMT website. If you have problems activating your account please visit the IT Help Desk for taught students or the Walk In Centre for staff and PGRs, both located on the first floor of the Library, taking your LSE swipe card with you.

eurodram, the LSE wireless network, covers most of the campus including the Library, major lecture theatres and public areas. For instructions on how to connect your laptop or mobile device to the LSE wireless network see the IMT web pages.

Students can also activate their internet connection from their study bedroom in LSE halls of residence.

When away from LSE you can still connect to LSE resources remotely, see the Using your own computer and mobile device for more information.

Getting help

Student Help Desk
Taught students should contact the IT Help Desk for network questions, email issues and general IT queries.

Visit: Library 1st floor Walk In Centre
Email: it.helpdesk@lse.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7955 6728 (24 hours)
Term Time: Monday - Friday:9am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm (Term time and Easter Vacation)

Staff/PGR Help Desk
Staff and PGR students can visit the IMT Walk In Centre for face to face IT enquiries, to collect IT equipment and software, and to create new user accounts.

Visit: Library 1st floor Walk In Centre
Email: it.servicedesk@lse.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7107 5000
Open: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Laptop Surgery

Visit the Laptop Surgery for support in connecting your own laptop or mobile device to the LSE Network.

Visit: Library 1st floor Walk In Centre
Email: it.helpdesk@lse.ac.uk
Term time: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (after the first part of each term the Surgery closes at 2pm)
Vacation: Monday - Friday 11am - 1pm

Group study rooms

A variety of group study areas (PDF) are available throughout the School for LSE students to undertake group work. Some are bookable whilst others are available on an open access basis. Where bookable, certain rooms can be in very high demand so groups can generally book a maximum of two hours per day and bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis. The open access rooms are not available for pre-booking, but students are encouraged to use them for studying whenever they are free.

IT Support for disabled students

IMT is committed to the provision of facilities and support for disabled students and staff, to ensure equality of access to services. Additional PCs and printing facilities for disabled students are provided in the public computer areas in the Library. Other facilities are available in three dedicated PC rooms on campus. We also provide one-to-one support for disabled students who wish to become familiar with adaptive technologies and software. For more information see the IT facilities list (PDF) or visit the IT accessibility webpages.

More information and IT resources for staff

For more details of what IMT offer LSE students and full details of the IT support and resources on offer to LSE staff please visit the IMT web pages.


There are printers in all the student PC areas and PC classrooms. All printing is double-sided by default. There is a charge of 4p per A4 side for black and white printing and 30p per A4 side for colour printing. To print on any of the student printers at LSE, you will need credit on your printing account. You can add credit in the following ways:

  • online using the LSE Wallet
  • by cash or card at the Library Copyshop (located on the ground floor of the Library)
  • with cash using one of the value loaders on campus, find locations here.

You can also print to an LSE printer using your own computer or mobile device. Printing and scanning advice can be found on IMT web pages.

University of London Research Library Services (ULRLS)

LSE students are eligible to use the library services of the University of London – including the extensive collections at Senate House. For more information see the ULRLS website.

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