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

  • LSE SADL’s first graduate
    The Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) project has now run for 2 years, coordinated by the Library and Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI). It is aimed at undergraduate students and this year was offered to students in Statistics, Social Policy, International Relations and Law. Students were recruited and attended 4 workshops over the course of the year to develop their digital […]
  • Places of Protest: Stories from the exhibition part three
    Close – but not too close – to the Houses of Parliament, London’s Trafalgar Square has been a venue for demonstrations and a focal point for protest rallies ever since its construction in the 1830s. So it’s no surprise that it acts as the backdrop to a number of the demonstrations featured in our Campaigning: Causes and Connections exhibition. An […]
  • The spectacle of demonstration: Stories from the Exhibition 2
    The use of spectacle, such as large-scale demonstrations, marches, parades or processions, is one of the most dramatic and effective ways to illustrate the strength of a movement. The first large-scale suffrage demonstration was organised by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) on 9 February 1907. Starting from Hyde Park corner, 3,000 women, representing 40 suffrage groups, walked […]
  • Alternative study rooms for LSE students on Friday 3 July 2015
    Please note there will be an event taking place on the John Watkins Plaza on the afternoon and evening of 3 July 2015. Alternative study rooms are available across campus for LSE students during this period: CLM 2.02 (from 6pm) CLM G.03 (from 4pm) CLM G.05 (from 4pm) CLM 5.02 (from 5.30pm) NAB 1.09 (from 6pm) NAB 1.14 (from 6pm) […]
  • The colours and symbolism of dissent: stories from our “Campaigning” exhibition
    This is the first in a series of blogs about themes emanating from the inaugural LSE Library exhibition “Campaigning: Causes and Connections”. The art of successful campaigning depends upon a range of tactics intended to raise awareness for a given cause. In this post I will look at the use of colours and symbols as a way of creating identity […]