How to contact us

For general help using the Library services:


Email us:

Call us: +44 (0) 20 7955 7229


or in person throughout the Library


Welcome to Library's 2014 Orientation

We are currently updating this page for 2015. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries please contact a member of staff for general assistance.  

This information has been put together to help make your time with us in the Library a little bit easier.

Use the links to find out more about us and some of the services and facilities we have to offer.

If you any need additional help, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of Library staff.

LSE Card

Your LSE card gets issued at registration and acts as both your School ID and your Library membership. There is no separate registration, so once you have collected it you can swipe or touch straight in. Remember that you will need your card every time you visit the Library and please don't allow anyone else to use it.

Not registered yet? There is a temporary pass inside your welcome pack. Show this to Library security and they will let you through. Unfortunately you won't be able to borrow until after registration because you need your card to check books out.

Your first few days in the Library

It can be quite daunting using the Library for the first time.

You will be wanting to set up your IT account, print and scan documents, make photocopies and check books out.

Click on the icons below for a step-by-step guide on how get yourself ready and make the most of your time here

Your IT account

You can activate your IT account at any time from any LSE student computer room or the computer room in your residence. You must know your LSE student number before you can obtain your account. This number is printed on all your LSE correspondence and on your LSE ID card.

If you need further help IMT staff can be contacted in writing and in person on the Library's first floor at the IT help desk in the library

Printing and photocopying

There are printers in the Library which can be used for the production of high-quality documents. There are also guides available that will give father assistance 

The photocopy shop is available on the ground floor of the Library.  Here you can top up your print account or ask the staff for help with your photocopying requirements.


Items should be borrowed and returned via the Library`s self service machines. When returning items, please follow the instructions on the screen of the Self service machines and place the book on the appropriate coloured location (blue or green). But using self service also means using your Library account to renew books and place reservations and Inter Library loans.  You may also want to hear a guided tour of the Library.

• Self-Service machines for issuing and returning books

• Self-Service and the Library Catalogue

• Interlending and Document Delivery

Where to go for help

Our staff are always happy to help. We have a Roaming service available from 11.00 – 17.00 and staff at the service counter are available from 9.00 – 19.00.  If you would like to contact us in writing, you can email us at