SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

University of London libraries

If you wish to have access to any of the libraries listed below, please make sure you take your SOAS ID card and any other items specified by the Library.

Birkbeck College

Malet Street Library, London WC1E 7HX Tel: 020 7631 6239

  • All SOAS students can apply for reference membership.
  • Postgraduate students and staff members can apply for borrowing membership.
  • All applicants must take a passport photograph.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR 020 7862 5770

  • Taught postgraduate students (students studying LLM, or other postgraduate law course only), postgraduate research and staff may apply for borrowing membership.
  • Undergraduate students are admitted, when they cannot obtain materials elsewhere, with a recommendation letter from their tutor.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies (Senate House Library)

University of London, Library Office, 4th Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tel: 020 7862 8840

  • SOAS students and staff may apply directly to Senate House Library for borrowing membership, on production of valid SOAS id.

Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL Tel: 020 7612 6080

  • ALL SOAS students can apply for reference membership.
  • Postgraduate students and staff members can apply for borrowing membership.

Institute of Latin American Studies (Senate House Library)

University of London, 4th Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tel: 020 7862 8456

  • SOAS students and staff may apply directly to Senate House Library for borrowing membership, on production of valid SOAS id.

King's College London

  • SOAS Staff and Research students (MPhil/PhD) may apply for borrowing membership via SCONUL Access.
  • Taught postgraduate (MA/MSc etc) and undergraduate students may use the College's libraries on a reference only basis for material not held by SOAS.

LSE (London School of Economics)

10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD Tel: 020 7955 7229

  • Undergraduate & postgraduate students and staff may apply for a reference membership on production of SOAS ID.
  • SOAS Staff and Research students (MPhil/PhD) may apply for borrowing membership via SCONUL Access.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7H Tel: 020 7927 2276

  • SOAS Staff and Research students (MPhil/PhD) may apply for borrowing membership via SCONUL Access.
  • Taught postgraduate (MA/MSc etc) and undergraduate students may use the College's libraries on a reference only basis for material not held by SOAS.

University College London

  • Postgraduate students and staff members can apply for borrowing membership.
  • Undergraduate and Language Centre students can apply for reference membership.
  • All applicants must take a passport photograph, as well as proof of home address - see UCL membership 

Senate House Library

Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Tel: 020 7862 8500

  • SOAS students and staff may apply directly to Senate House Library for borrowing membership, on production of valid SOAS id.

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