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.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES LIBRARY
A Latin American and Caribbean studies collection comprising over 90,000 volumes.

SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY
Providing resources to support research, to the highest international standards.

EVENTS BROCHURE

Shakespeare Exhibition

Our comprehensive events guide is full of hundreds of events highlighting research in the humanities

SHAKESPEARE: METAMORPHOSIS

Shakespeare Exhibition

The Metamorphosis exhibition at Senate House reveals the seven ages over which Shakespearean text and scholarship has undergone a process of change. Visit the Metamorphosis website.