Who can borrow?

Staff and students of SOAS can find information about our Click and Collect service and self-service borrowing on MySOAS .

What can I borrow?

Most books and CDs can be taken out on loan, with the exception of journals, reference books, theses, rare books and archives which are for use in the Library only.
Items stored offsite are also currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Wait for the CLUNK!

If you borrow a book using the library’s self-service borrowing terminal  you will hear (feel) a clunking noise.  This lets you know that the transaction has taken place.  If there is no CLUNK, then you should normally repeat the transaction.