SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Covid Return

From Monday 6th July, SOAS Library staff welcome you back to the University campus to access our physical resources, return items you have borrowed and study in the social distanced spaces of the Paul Webley Wing. While Library users will not be able to enter the SOAS Library itself during this first phase of reopening, we look forward to welcoming you all back into the Philips building as soon as it is safe to do so. The School continues to monitor very closely government guidance. Please find further information in our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Popular Electronic Resources


Important Service Update

  • Access to electronic books, journals and databases for SOAS staff and students via the Library webpage.
  • Support on Open Access, Research Data Management and using SOAS Research Online via
  • Click and Collect and other on-campus services are available from this link
  • Enhanced online support will be available 
  • Staff can continue to request learning materials via We will be unable to scan items but will attempt to source or suggest a suitable  electronic resource.
  • Support from subject librarians via or direct through the subject librarian web pages

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SOAS Library has achieved Customer Service Excellence accreditation.

Please see our Customer Charter and Library Performance Indicator for more information.