Library Search

Use Library Search to search for books, journals and online resources. Use the location and classmark included in each record to locate material or ask a member of staff. 

Course books

The Course Collection (ground floor) holds multiple copies of essential course texts.

Many courses at LSE now use Reading Lists @ LSE.  


The Library has large collections of  ebooks accessible to LSE staff and students using Library Search. Major collections include:

Finding books not held by the Library

You can search Library catalogues from all over the world to identify material. If you can't get to the holding Library, then you can request material via our Inter Lending service.

COPAC is a joint catalogue of major UK research libraries including LSE, the British Library, UCL, King's, Welcome Library, Oxford, Cambridge.

Use Search25 to find books located in the libraries of universities in the London area

See our information on using other libraries for links to other University & National Libraries.