LSE offers all the facilities to support your studies that you would expect from a world-leading institution. Make sure you also read about support during your studies.
Founded in 1896, the British Library of Political and Economic Science is the major international library of the social sciences. The Library offers long opening hours, excellent resources and a superb study environment for students.
Follow first year student Yea Won on a tour around the Library
As an LSE student, the Library will offer you a range of facilities and support:
- over 4 million printed items, 130,000 ebooks and more than 120,000 ejournals
- over 2,000 seats, with group and silent study zones
- over 500 networked PCs, more than 35 iMacs and over 100 MacBook Airs (iRoam)
- training sessions and Academic Support Librarians for each academic department
- regular exhibitions showcasing the Library’s unique collections
LSE students also have access to a number of other academic libraries in Greater London and nationwide.
LSE LIFE is an academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master's students.
Located on the ground floor of the Library, its team is on hand for one-to-one advice and to help you make the most of your time at LSE. It is also a great place to study, either on your own or with your peers, and to meet students from across the school.
The PhD Academy has a common room, teaching room and advice hub for PhD students to meet, access specialist centralised services and take part in interdisciplinary events, training and other development activities. We host weekly surgeries from LSE Careers, the Financial Support Office (FSO), International Student Visa and Advice Team, the Language Centre and Methodology for PhD Students.
The Language Centre specialises in offering modern language courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the social sciences. Lecturers relate their own expertise in one or more of LSE's subject specialisms to the teaching of languages for specific purposes.
- pre-course English for Academic Purposes programme
- English language support during your studies
- modern foreign language courses (extra-curricular or as part of your degree)
- proofreading, translation and document authentication
- one-to-one tuition
- language learning support
Find out more about study spaces and facilities