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Recommend material

Need material we don't hold? 

If we don't have something you need for your research then let us know. 

We are currently able to take your orders for ebooks to add to our collection. Print book orders are suspended until further notice. 

Please fill out the recommendation form to request:

  • ebooks that aren't in our collection
  • ebooks that you need for your research

What can I expect if I fill out the recommendation form?

We will let you know the outcome of your request once we have reviewed it. We don't purchase everything we are asked for as some material is out of scope of our collections.  

  • We aim to respond to your suggestion within 48hrs.
  • When we purchase an ebook we aim to provide you access within 1 week.
  • When the material is ready we will let you know by email.

Interlending services for articles

If you need to access articles from journals not available to you at LSE then you can use Interlending services.


Fill out the recommendation form

Recommendation form

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