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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

Accessing materials in the library

If you need a book or an online resource the Library can give you access to a substantial amount of information that can help you with your study.

Borrowing for visitors| is available to everyone who is able to borrow books from us will be able to access their account on-line via the link on our catalogue page. Visitor members with borrowing will need to use their Visitor log-details.


Borrowing and 'My account' for LSE students and staff| is available for borrowing books from the Library, accessing their account on-line via the link on our catalogue page. Accessing your account allows you to see what you have borrowed, the dates items are due for return, and to renew your 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, e.g. LSE PhD theses.

Inter-Library loans| service is available for when you need material for your research which the Library does not hold. This service allows you to borrow material from libraries across the world, giving you access to a diverse range of material including,
Reading room access| is available from The Women's Library Reading Room on the 4th floor of the Library. It is available for consultation of the Library's Special Collections.


Course packs| copies of key journal articles and book chapters selected by your teacher, bound into a volume and made available for order by 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|. Please check with your course teacher.