Library Catalogue

  • Use  Library Search  to search for books, journals and online resources. Use the location and classmark included in each catalogue record to locate material or ask a member of staff. 
  • Every book has a classmark, made up of letters and numbers. Here are some examples of classmarks for particular subjects related to Geography and Environment:
 Subject  Classmark
 Climate change  QC981.8.C5
 Development economics  HC59.7; HD75-82
 Environmental economics  HC79.E5
 Environmental technology  TD
 Geography, Physical and Human  G-GF
 Tourism  GV
 Urban sociology, planning  HT

Course books

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

Most reading lists are now available via Reading Lists @ LSE


The Library has a growing number of ebooks. They are accessible to LSE staff and students by using their network username and password.  Major collections include:

  • MyiLibrary includes many essential reading texts
  • SourceOECD   All OECD publications since 1995 

Finding books not held at LSE

  • Use COPAC to find books located in the major UK university research libraries, including many in London. 
  • Use Search25 to find books located in the libraries of universities in the London area
  • LSE members can request interlibrary loans by clicking on Interlending option in Library Search