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, with the following exceptions:
Individual study spaces can also be booked by LSE students via LSEforYou 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.
The opening of 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (32L) (PDF) earlier in the year has enhanced and improved the teaching and research environment for staff and students.
Click on the link to find study rooms, seminar rooms and group meeting spaces location and access arrangements (PDF).
There are a number of computer classrooms equipped with PCs in St Clement's building 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. Please do not enter a computer room while a class is in progress unless you are a member of that class. Weekly timetables of room bookings are posted outside each computer room.
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 or use LSE Mobile. Additional PCs and printing facilities for students with disabilities are available in the Library and PC areas on campus. Please see the IT facilities list (PDF) for location details.
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 Accounts and Passwords section of the IMT website. If you have problems activating your account please visit the IT Help Desk in the Library or STC S.198 taking your LSE swipe card with you.
The LSE wireless network covers most of the campus as well as the social and recreational areas in LSE halls of residence. For instructions on how to connect your laptop or mobile device to the LSE wireless network see the IMT web pages.
There are laptop plug-in points in the Library. 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 section of the IMT website.
IMT Help Desk
Contact the IMT Help Desk for network questions, email issues and general IT queries.
Visit: Library 1st floor Help Desk, or St Clements STC.198 Walk In
Tel: 020 7955 6728 (24 hours)
Term Time: Monday - Friday:9:30am - 8pm (STC.198 until 5:30pm)
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 5pm (Library only)
Vacation: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Contact the Laptop Surgery for support in connecting your own laptop or mobile device to the LSE Network.
Visit: St Clements SSTC.198 Walk In
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 through LSEforYou, 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.
i-roam laptop loans
Students and staff can borrow laptops in the Library, without booking them in advance. The laptops provide access to H: space, office software and the internet. Find them in the blue charging cabinets in the Course Collection.
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.
Library opening times
Michaelmas term: 8am–midnight
Lent term, Easter vacation and Summer term: 24-hour opening
Please note: Library opening times can vary during the vacation and exam periods. Please see the Library website for the latest information
More information and IT resources for staff
For a more comprehensive understanding 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 coins 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.
Campus map showing study spaces and IT facilities