Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London, and the home library for the School of Advanced Study. We offer Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research Collections and Special Collections in the heart of London’s student and research community.
The Library opened in 1838. We moved to our current home at Senate House in 1937. See more about Library history.
For questions about strategy and planning contact a member of the Library management.
The Library holds two main exhibitions a year with additional displays in the Membership Hall. More about exhibitions.
We offer a range of spaces for hire, to hold your own events, conferences and meetings.
The Friends run a programme of talks, lectures, seminars, visits, socials and book groups over the academic session, membership of which entitles you to free admission. Visits are normally open only to Members. Learn more about the Friends.