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How to contact us

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

Accessing materials in the library

The Library offers a number of resources to help you with your research. 

Borrowing for visitors| is available to all registered members of the Library. Users will be able to access their account online via Library Search|.  Visitor members with borrowing will need to use their visitor login details. 
provides access to Library accounts online via the link on Library Search|.  Accessing your account provides information on items borrowed, return dates for items, and the ability to renew books.

Closed access collections and fetching service|, while the majority of the Library's collections are available on open access, there are certain collections which due to their unique nature, size or rarity are located in on-site closed access storage.
The Inter-Library loans| service is available for material which the Library does not hold. This service provides access to material from libraries across the world. 
Reading room access| is available from The Women's Library Reading Room on the 4th floor of the Library, providing access to the Library's archive and special collections. 
Course packs| copies of key journal articles and book chapters selected by your tutor, bound into a volume and made available for order for LSE students. A small number of courses use paper packs produced by the Library, with most courses providing key readings as digitised copies via Reading Lists @ LSE| or Moodle|.