How to contact us

For general help using the Library services:


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Call us: +44 (0) 20 7955 7229


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The Copyshop is located on the ground floor of the Library next to the Silent study area. As you come into the Library, walk around the floor bearing right until you come to the Copyshop entrance. 

Opening hours

The Copy Shop is open Monday to Friday 10.30am - 6.45pm. During term time we are also open 11.00am - 5.45pm Saturday and Sunday.

Photocopying charges

  • 8p per A3 copy
  • 4p per A4 copy
  • A4 microform printing costs 4p.

LSE Students

Squid cards are not valid for either printing or photocopying, you must credit your print account if you want to photocopy. There are 3 ways to do this:

  1. Use the value loaders, these are available on the lower ground, ground and first floors.
  2. Log on to your online print account
  3. Visit the copy shop during opening hours and our staff can take payment in cash or card.

Please remember that once you have transferred payment to your printing wallet, it can not be refunded.

LSE Staff

Staff cannot use the copiers or printers on the LSE campus without a Reprographics card. There is a separate application process for this card.

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Visitors and Alumni

Buy one copy card only from the Copy Shop or from dispenser in the Copy Shop. 

The initial costs £1 (48p copying value, 52p for the card) and is valid for all LSE photocopiers and printers (applicable to external library users only) except those in the Students' Union. Please protect your card from magnetic items, e.g. credit cards. 

Recharge your card at the Copy Shop counter or use the value loader in the Copy Shop.

During Vacation periods external users can use the value loader in the Course collection. 

Additional information

Please remember to observe UK copyright law. In general, copy no more than five per cent or one chapter of a book and not more than one article from any one journal issue.

Please don't press down on book spines and take extra care with large and heavy items.

If microfilm or digital copies are available, please use them. If you need help using these, please ask the Library staff for details and prices. Only A4 copies are available from the microfiche machines

We also offer a binding service - please ask Copy Shop staff for details and prices


We refund spoiled copies from the copiers. For all problems concerning printing from the PCs and printer problems you should in the first instance visit the IT help desk on the first floor.