Students studying

Join the Library

Do you need to use our collections? Apply here

Please check the process carefully before making an application.

SCONUL students and staff

UK university students and staff should follow these steps. Ensure you complete step 1 (registering with SCONUL) before proceeding to step 2 (registering with us):

1. Register for SCONUL Access.

2. Complete our application form

3. Wait for an email to confirm whether your application has been successful. It will take up to 5 working days for your application to be processed.

 

University of London students and staff

University of London students and staff are eligible for reference access under the University of London Libraries Access Agreement.

1. Check if you are from a University of London member.

2. Staff, PhD and part-time students may be able to borrow material. Register with SCONUL Access if you think you are eligible and you want to borrow.

3. Complete our application form.

4. Wait for an email to confirm whether your application has been successful. It will take up to 5 working days for your application to be processed. 

 

Visitors to the archives and special collections

If you want to use LSE Library archives and special collections then you should:

1. Complete our application form (make sure you tell us what you want to use so we can book your appointment)

2. Wait for an email to confirm whether your application has been successful.

It will take up to 5 working days for your application to be processed.

 

Other visitors

If you want to use LSE Library collections then you should:

1. Complete our application form.

2. Wait for an email to confirm whether your application has been successful.

It will take up to 5 working days for your application to be processed.

 

Application process for LSE members

LSE Alumni

LSE alumni can continue to use the Library.

Find out how to apply for an alumni card

 

New LSE students

Your LSE card is your Library and School ID card.

New students (including intercollegiate students) receive their cards from the Student Services Centre after they have registered with the School.

 

Join the Library

Make an application to join LSE Library

Join LSE Library

  • Name
  • Address
  • Which collection would you like to use?
  • Your privacy
  • Your right to privacy is important to us. We may use the personal information that you submit in this form for a variety of purposes, depending upon the service you have requested or are using. This will normally simply be to do what you have requested, such as to deal with your enquiry, give you access to the Library, or provide a requested book to you. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.

 

By completing an application you agree to be bound by the Library rules.