Libraries

The institute libraries of the School together with the Senate House Library form Senate House Libraries, one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

More than 100,000 registered readers from more than 200 countries access the services of the eight collaborating libraries each year. Their combined holdings amount to nearly three million volumes and twelve miles of open shelf access, providing a range of material unmatched anywhere in the world in relation to their specialist subject areas.

These library collections confirm the School’s national and international role in supporting advanced study in the humanities and social sciences.

INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES LIBRARY
A national and international resource for legal research.

INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES LIBRARY
An internationally renowned classical studies research library.

INSTITUTE OF COMMONWEALTH STUDIES LIBRARY
A major resource for those working on the Commonwealth or its member states.

GERMANIC STUDIES LIBRARY
100,000 volumes covering German, Austrian, and Swiss-German language and literature.

INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH LIBRARY
A comprehensive collection of printed primary sources in history.