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For help using the Library:


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Call us: +44 (0) 20 7955 7229


or ask our staff for help.

Additional facilities and services for Library users with disabilities

The Library is committed to ensuring that it provides full access to the range of services and facilities that it offers to both LSE staff and students and non- LSE members.

Physical access to the building

 Access to the Library building is via a set of automatic doors, activated by the press of a button. There is then a ramp walkway to Reception and the Service Counter.

 Automated glass gates provide access through the entrances to the Main Library and the Course Collection area (but please note that this Collection is for use by LSE staff and students only).

Accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Services we offer

Portable hearing induction loops - available at the Library's service desks. If you would like one to be used, please inform the member of staff who greets you at the desk.

Two ground floor study rooms equipped with IT workstations, as well as two IT work station study areas (ground and lower ground floors) are reserved for LSE students.

Two video magnifying systems (CCTV) located on the ground and first floors. For assistance with this equipment, please see staff at the IT Help Desk. 

A fetch service (Monday to Friday) to facilitate easy access to the collections. We are able to fetch up to 15 items per week for you and can guarantee that requests placed before 11am will be ready for collection by 5pm the same day.

Flexible borrowing arrangements, including extended loan periods and increased borrowing allowances to suit individual needs.

Assistance with using Library Search and other electronic resources

The Library provides a free Interlending and Document Delivery service to LSE staff and students,.

Book lockers which can be allocated per academic year, free of charge. A limited number located on the ground floor are reserved for those with impaired mobility.

Free photocopying and printing is available within the Library for LSE students, who have been referred by the School's Adviser to Students with Disabilities.

A Buddy service which provides users with a personal contact who will advise and assist with Library usage throughout their time at LSE.

For more information, a booklet called Information for Library users with disabilities is available from the Library.

Please note that some Library services are not available to external visitors


To discuss Library facilities and service for users with disabilities by telephone, please contact the Public Services Team on 020 7955 7609.

For further information and for fetch requests, please email: library.disability.assistance@lse.ac.uk

Some of the Library webpages contain pdf documents. For more information about pdf documents please go to the Adobe Acrobat site. If any member of LSE using a screen reader, or with visual impairment, has problems handling these documents please contact Yvonne Ward in IT Services.