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Students and staff from UK universities

Restricted access for taught course students 

After a major system migration in August, alongside necessary adjustments to operations and services, LSE Library is focusing its resources on newly registered LSE staff and students at the beginning of our new academic year.

Regretfully, therefore, 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 will not be able to complete their registration at the Library’s Membership Desk until Tuesday 4 November.

Students can still register for membership at the desk until 5.45pm on Friday 26 September. If not registered with a University of London institution, students will need to provide university ID and SCONUL Access confirmation for membership.

University of London staff and research students

Academic staff and research degree students (MPhil, PhD) are provided with reference access on production of a valid university ID card.

A list of University of London institutions| is available to check whether your institution is part of the scheme.

A SCONUL Access card is required for borrowing privileges. Further details on how to apply through the SCONUL Access scheme are available below.

Please submit your details on our self-registration form| before your visit.

SCONUL Access staff and research students

In addition all UK university academic staff and research degree students (MPhil, PhD)must apply for SCONUL access through the SCONUL website|.

Only SCONUL Access Band A is eligible for borrowing.

Please submit your details on our self-registration| form before your visit.

If your institution is not part of SCONUL or University of London you must apply as a member of the public|.