About us


What we do

We are 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 Historic Collections in the heart of London’s student and research community.

Members can access over two million books, 30,000 journal titles, and a large range of digital resources. Find out more about the benefits of membership.


We are a member of SCONULM25 Consortium of Academic LibrariesLIBER, CERL, and a founding member of Research Libraries UK. Find out more.

The Library Friends

The Library Friends carry out a range of activities to support and promote the Library. Find out more about the Befriend a Book scheme and the varied range of Friends’ events.