LSE staff and students
We are currently trialling a limited service for LSE staff and students.
If you're a member of LSE you can contact us to let us know what your archives and special collections needs are and we will do our best to help. This could involve advice, scanning or an appointment to visit and use material in the Library.
Contact us for further information and to arrange access.
Members of the public, other institutions and LSE alumni
Our Reading Room is not currently open and archives and special collections aren't available.
The earliest we expect this to change is the 19 July in line with the national easing of restrictions. However, LSE is closely following government guidelines and a decision won't be made until much nearer to that date. It is also likely that we will still see a phased return to opening and priority may still be given to LSE researchers during the summer.
Provided the government roadmap remains on track, please check back in mid-July when we hope to be able to update further.
Get in touch for further advice.
In the meantime, you can still access our digitised collections, or explore our collection highlights to find out more about our archives and special collections.
Our team of curators can help you according to their area of expertise.
You can also send us any general enquiries, and we'll do our best to help.
Online exhibitions and collections