How to contact us

For help using the Library:



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Call us: +44 (0) 20 7955 7229


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The Copy Shop is located on the ground floor of the Library. As you come into the Library, walk around the floor bearing right until you come to the Copy Shop entrance. 

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday:             9.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:     10.30am – 6pm*

*closed outside of term time

Photocopying and printing charges

  • 4p for A4
  • 8p for A3
  • 20p for A4 colour
  • 40p for A3 colour

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.

LSE staff

We are currently upgrading systems for staff and an update will follow soon.

Contact for assistance in the meantime. 

Visitors and alumni

Visitors and alumni are able to print using the Canon printers on the first floor of the Library. To create a printing account, visit the Copy Shop on the Library first floor. Please see the Visitor Printing Guide [PDF] for more information.

Dissertation binding

Copy Shop staff can bind your work for you while you wait - it normally only takes a few minutes for this to be done. This service is offered throughout the year when the Copy Shop is open and is often used by students wanting to have their dissertation bound.

We offer 'plastic comb binding' only so check your department requirements to ensure this meets expectations. A single set of plastic comb binding normally costs £4.

You can contact the Copy Shop directly for further information on: 0207 955 7939.  

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

Read the guide to copyright produced by LSE staff. 


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.