Your Academic Support Librarian 

Maria Bell|

Telephone: 0207 955 7242





Finding books 

  • Use Library Search  to search across our collections of books, journals and online resources.
  • Use our specialist resources for legal research such as Westlaw UK and Lexis Library to find case law and legislation.
  • New to the Library? See our  orientation information. 


Access ebooks with your LSE username and password.

Major Law collections include:
Westlaw UK| - Select 'Books' for all titles including the White Book (Civil Procedure) and Archbold.
Oxford Scholarship Online| - OUP titles
MyiLibrary| - Selection of titles from reading lists
British Tax Library| - Commentary, legislation and case law from 1875.
Hein Online's| legal classics collection of over 1,200 books.
Intelex Past Masters| - Classic texts e.g. Hegel, Kant| - Books, journals and documents for international commercial arbitration.
Oxford Competition law|
- key commentaries in EU competition law, fully linked with national case reports and source materials.
SourceOECD| - All OECD publications since 1998.

 Print collections

  • Course Collection (ground floor) - multiple copies of essential course texts. Many of the current editions of legal textbooks will be in the Course Collection.
  • First floor - law books and law reports (shelved by jurisdiction followed by subject) and law journals shelved alphabetically.  
  • English Law  (classmarks beginning KD) - statutes, statutory instruments, general law reports and digests are at the start of the KD sequence in that order.
Law book classmarks 
Subject Classmark

Companies, Bankruptcy, Regulation, Monopolies

KD2040 to KD2220
Comparative law K540 to K5570
Conflict of laws K7051 to K7690
Courts, procedure, evidence (UK) KD6850 to KD7640
Criminal law/procedure (UK) KD7850 to KD8464
European comparative law KJC
European human rights KJC
EC law KJE
International law & International Relations JX/JZ/KZ
Jurisprudence K237 to K487
Labour law (UK) KD3001 to KD3177
Law Reports (UK, general) KD190 to KD300
Law of the United Kingdom KD125 to KD8464
Law of war JX4505 to JX5397
Revenue/Taxation (UK) KD5320 to KD5694
Treaties JX120 to JX1195
UK legislation KD125 to KD180
United Nations JX 1976-7
United States KF

To see what the Library aims to collect, please see our Collection Development Policy for Law|.


Library news

  • Tips on how to be a successful student at LSE
    According to the Daily Mail (9 November 1903)  female freshers should take their own cup and saucer to tea parties. However, for some more modern advice, try these recommended resources available at LSE Library. National Union of Students website  has general advice on settling into university life and study. The LSE website also has orientation guides to get you started. […]
  • Orientation 2014 at the Library
    The Library is holding events and training throughout Orientation at LSE at the start of the new term. Every day until the 10 October, ‘Getting Started’ training will be offered in the Library’s Course Collection at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Library staff  will also be available throughout the week in Houghton Street stalls and in the Library to answer your […]
  • Introducing LSERO Shelves – Create your own publications display in LSE Research Online
    The Library is pleased to announce a new feature in LSE Research Online, called LSERO Shelves. With Shelves it is now possible to display any selection of items from LSERO onto your own webpage or departmental website! Users who manage their their own - or someone else’s – publications profile online, will now have more control over what appears on the webpage. You can add, remove, or […]
  • Update from LSE Library on membership applications from external taught course students
    Please note that access to the Library will be restricted for external taught course students from Monday 29 September 2014 to Monday 3 November 2014 inclusive. Membership applications for undergraduates and Masters students from University of London and SCONUL institutions will not be processed during this time. New applicants are still welcome to apply via the Library’s online form, but […]
  • LSE 87% compliant with the RCUK Policy on Open Access
    In September 2014 LSE Library reported to Research Councils UK (RCUK) on the School’s compliance with the recently introduced RCUK Policy on Open Access (OA). The Library is pleased to report that 87% of LSE RCUK-funded papers identified for the first reporting phase are freely available to read online via open access. This post outlines some of the background to […]