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Join the Library

Get in touch with details of what you need to use and we'll advise further.

Members of the public and other institutions

Need to use our Library or Archive collections? Apply for access.

It can take 10 working days for us to respond to applications.

We advise you not to make travel bookings in advance.


LSE alumni

LSE alumni are very welcome to use the Library.

Use your LSE alumni card to gain access. Visit the Alumni Centre if you don't have a current card.


LSE staff and students

LSE staff and students can freely access the Library using their LSE ID card.


Contact us if you need any further help.  

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