LSE Library

Copyright LSE

British Library of Political and Economic Science
10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD


Special collections or strengths: The Library has received a depository set of US Federal Government documents since 1903. It also holds comprehensive sets of the publications of such bodies as the United Nations, International Labour Office and the European Union. It holds the major collection of British Government publications in its subject field in the University. The Library also has a large collection of government publications from all over the world. The collection is particularly strong on statistics both current and historical. There is an interesting collection of the publications of the Allied Control Commissions for Germany in the immediate post-1945 period. The Library also holds over 1400 archive collections supporting research across the social sciences, including collections relating to politicians, political parties, pressure groups, social investigation, social welfare, anthropology and lesbian and gay activism.

18th-19th Century
20th Century
21st Century
Administrative history
Cultural history
Digital history
Economic history
Historiography (inc Philosophy of history)
Intellectual history
International history
Legal history
Political history
Social history
Urban history
Asia and Middle East
Australasia and Pacific
Britain and Ireland
Latin America and West Indies
Middle East
North America
Specialist categories: 
Political history
Economic history
International history