Books on your reading list

Use Library Search to access online resources and get classmarks for print material.

The Library is divided into a number of collections so make sure to note down the full location of the item you want. 

Course Collection

The Course Collection (ground floor) contains copies of essential texts from your reading list. These books can be borrowed for 3 days and renewed if no one else requests them. 

Many of these books will be available as ebooks on Library Search. 


The Library has a growing number of  ebooks accessible to LSE staff and students using your network username and password via 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, Wellcome Library, Oxford, Cambridge.

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