Library Search

  • 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

Course books

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


The Library has an expanding ebook collection. They are accessible to LSE staff and students by using their network username and password. 

Major collections include:

Collection Arrangement

 Subject  Classmark Location
 Political Science  JA  2 
 Political Theory  JC  2
 Government and administration  JF  2
 Politics (UK)  JN101 to JN1589  2
 Politics (European)  JN  2

 Locating books outside the Library

  • Use COPAC to find books located in the major UK research libraries
  • Use Search25 to find books located in the libraries of universities in the London area
  • Use KVK and Worldcat to find virtually all the books published on your topic worldwide
  • Use the Inter-Library Lending system for books that you cannot easily get to yourself via the Interlending option on Library Search.