Using the Library

We hope you find your use of the library productive. The library welcomes considerate readers. Please note the reading room guidelines. Please ask library staff if you have any questions.


Senate House,
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

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Free membership for academic staff and students. Subscriptions for other researchers. Arrange at reception.

Finding collections

You can find collections via the catalogue, our collection guides, or by browsing the open shelves. You can order closed-access collections.

Reading room guidelines

To make the reading rooms a pleasant and safe working environment and to preserve the collections, we have a few guidelines.

Self-service copying

Copying, scanning and printing facilities are available. Cameras can be used subject to copyright restrictions.

Document supply

We provide a reprographics and inter-library loan service, and can assist with enquiries about copyright and licencing.

Opening times

Mon-Fri: 09:00-20:45
Sat: 09:30-17:15

Closed: 20 Nov 2018, Bank holidays, Easter, Christmas.


We welcome enquiries in person, by email or phone.
The library enquiry office is on floor 1.

Library accessibility

We aim to provide a flexible service to meet individual needs. The library has a range of assistive equipment and software.

Computing facilities

Public PCs are available in most reading rooms, with access to subscription electronic resources.

WiFi access

Network: UoL Libraries
Username: barcode
Password: surname
Read setup instructions on first use.


Contact us to arrange individual or group tours.