People sat using collections in the reading room.

Join the Library

We are now offering a limited service to visitors

Get in touch with details of what you need to use and we'll advise further.

Members of the public, other institutions and LSE alumni

Potential visitors needing to access archives or collections unique to LSE should apply using this form.

It can take 10 working days for us to respond to applications.

We advise you not to make travel bookings in advance.

LSE staff and students

LSE staff and students can freely access the Library using their LSE ID card.

Contact us with any further questions.  

Explore some online collections