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For general help using the Library services:


Email us: library.enquiries@lse.ac.uk|

Call us: +44 (0) 20 7955 7229


or in person throughout the Library


Membership information for LSE users

New students

Your LSE card is your Library and School ID card.

New students (including intercollegiate students) receive their cards from the Student Services Centre after they have registered with the School.

New staff

All contracts should be signed and returned to human resources before you visit the Library to collect your new staff card.

Before making your visit to the Library, it is advisable that you confirm with HR that your details have been added to the School database (ex 6659). In addition you can contact the Library Membership| team who can check if your Staff card is ready to print.

For your convenience we advise collecting your staff card before 10.30am Monday - Friday when we are not open to the public. Please note that library staff have no control over the generation of your card and will only be able to issue a staff ID card when HR have processed your contract. 

Associate staff

For visiting academics or agency staff, the Library can provide an Associate staff ID card. Departments are required to complete our online request form|. An email confirmation will be sent when the card is ready for collection. Associate applications will be processed by the end of the following working day. 

LSE Alumni

To qualify for Alumni membership to the Library, applicants must have been registered on an LSE course for a minimum of one term.

Please complete our online self registration form before your visit  https://library-1.lse.ac.uk/SelfReg/registration/create|. (If you have changed your name since graduating, please register with the details you used before your graduation.)

Please note, Alumni status does not provide off site access to Library E-resources

You will need to collect your alumni card from our Membership desk. Please bring personal I.D. with you on your visit.

Short course students, summer school courses and University of London International Programme do not qualify. If you are unsure of your status please contact Library Membership.|