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Coronavirus and Library services

We are here to support your learning and research

Find out about our current services and how to stay in touch. 

We are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to support your studies and research while the LSE campus is closed.

Getting help 

Books you have on loan

If you have books issued to you, please keep these until we reopen. All loan periods will be extended.

Additional new and improved resources

We have been able to secure additional resources to help you with your online learning, research and teaching. 

New and improved resources for LSE staff and students

Available to all

COVID-19 research available to all

Online resources for LSE Alumni

Access a range of resources wherever you are in the world; including JSTOR, Project Muse, Sage Journals.

Find out about online resources for LSE Alumni.

Access material not held in LSE collections

If you can't access something that you need for your research then let us know and we'll do our best to help.

We aren't able to order print titles at the moment, but if what you want is available electronically then we should be able to get you access. 

Doing primary research online? Read our advice and tips

As students and researchers are no longer able to conduct face-to-face data collection new guidance has been produced to provide advice and tips for doing online data collection. Please see our guides for:

Having trouble accessing secure data for your research project? Please get in touch

We are aware that in the current circumstances some researchers aren't able to access some of the secure datasets they need for their research (eg ONS data). The Library, Research and Innovation and Cyber Security are working together to identify the researchers affected and investigate potential solutions. 

If you are facing issues for your research projects please get in touch via in the first instance. We can then work with you and data providers to provide support. 

*Page last updated: Friday 22 May*

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