Finding books  

  • Social policy material is shelved in a number of places. Use Library Search to look for books.
  • Use the floor plan guide  to locate material or ask a member of staff. 

Course Collection

  • 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:

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, KCL, Wellcome Library, Oxford, Cambridge.

See our information on using other libraries for links to other University & National Libraries.