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Library & Information Services (LIS)

The Library and Information Services Directorate (LIS) is responsible for the SOAS Library (the UK National Research Library for Asia, Africa and the Middle East), the provision of the Information Systems, the Learning Resources, ICT, MultiMedia and Print Services upon which SOAS' Learning, Teaching and Research depends.

The directorate is organised into three primary divisions:  the SOAS Library (Research Library Services including Acquisitions & Bibliographic Services, Archives & Special Collections, Teaching & Research Support); Information Systems (primary ICT infrastructure and corporate systems); Operational Services (support for all users of services including Library Reader Services, the LIS Service Desk, MultiMedia & Printing Services, Classroom Support).  There is an Assistant Director who is responsible for each of these major sections within the directorate, supported by a small central administration team.

During 2013 LIS will launch the SOAS Digital Library, responsible for the development, curation and preservation of the School's digital assets.

For detailed information about the services offered by Library and Information Services, please follow the links below: