Senate House Library

Senate House Library is the home library of the School of Advanced Study and the central library for the University of London.

Join Senate House Library to access millions of books and periodicals, electronic resources, beautiful study spaces, free notebook and iPad loans (within the Library), and the option of renting a private study space.

Research collections:

  • Commonwealth Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Latin American and Caribbean studies
  • Music
  • Palaeography and manuscript studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Romance languages and literature
  • United States studies

Other collections:

  • Art History
  • Film and Media
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Western European Languages

Historic Collections:

  • Manuscripts and Archives
  • Printed Special Collections, and maps
  • Palaeography and Book Studies

Introduction page for SAS students and faculty

Senate House Library website


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The opening image (above) is the view you will see when you enter Senate House Library (4th floor, Senate House). The Membership Desk is directly ahead, with the entry gates located to the right.


Shakespeare Exhibition

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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.