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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|.