Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library

Senate House Library,
Malet Street,
London, WC1B 5DS


Special collections or strenghs:

1. Caribbean, West Indies, including the West India Committee Library
2. Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific area, Canada
3. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
4. African member countries
5. Over 9,000 periodical and annual publications
6. Collection of almost 13,000 publications issued by political parties, pressure groups and trade unions in Commonwealth member countries
7. A number of important archive collections including the papers of Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Sir Ivor Jennings, Ruth First, Richard Jebb, and the West India Committee. Guides to archival materials are available.

18th-19th Century
20th Century
Administrative history
Cultural history
Demography and Ethnicity
Ecclesiastical and Religious history
Economic history
Gender history
Historical geography
Imperial and Colonial
Intellectual history
International history
Legal history
Local and Regional history
Military/Naval history
Palaeography and Diplomatic
Political history
Social history
Asia and Middle East
Australasia and Pacific
Britain and Ireland
Middle East
Specialist categories:
Imperial and Colonial
Local and Regional history