Home > Staff and students > Services and divisions > LSE Facilities Guide > Study space and IT facilities

Study space and IT facilities

IT and studying at LSE

The first port of call for a place to study on campus is LSE Library and spaces are available throughout the building – primarily at its quieter perimeters. The majority of the Library’s 2,000 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.

Group study rooms can also be booked by LSE students

The Library has 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 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 1,000 PCs available for students to use on campus, some of which are available 24 hours a day. For live updates on PC availability please check the plasma screens in building foyers or visit findapc.lse.ac.uk. Additional PCs and printing facilities for students with disabilities are available in the Library and PC areas on campus. Please see lse.ac.uk/imt/campuscomputers for details of computer facilities on campus.

iRoam laptops

iRoam, the Macbook Air laptop loan service, allows students to borrow a fully 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. 

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 7107 5000 (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.

Please see lse.ac.uk/imt/campuscomputers for details of opening hours.

Group study rooms

A variety of group study areas 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.

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 staff and students who wish to become familiar with adaptive technologies and software. Visit lse.ac.uk/imt/accessibility for more information.

More information and IT resources for staff

For more details of what IMT offer LSE students and full details of the IT support 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 20p 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 lower 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.

Campus map showing study spaces and IT facilitiesIT map 2016

Two students looking at computer
Photograph of the LSE Library
LSE Library
Promo - awards v4