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The Digitisation Service
High quality digital reproductions


Senate House Library’s Digitisation Service offers a comprehensive photographic digitisation solution to meet your requirements. Equipped with high-specification digital SLR cameras, lighting, state of the art workstations & software, our Digitisation Studio is able to produce colour-profiled and quality-assured high-resolution digital images to meet your requirements. Our studio staff are able to undertake small and medium-scale digitisation projects including working with rare and fragile books and archives, and are supported by the Library’s two professional conservators. Find out more or request a quote…
SAS Humanities Open Day
10 June, 1 – 5pm


The School of Advanced Study Humanities Open Day will showcase a vast array of resources including: postgraduate courses, research training, libraries, archives and digital tools. Take part in tours of Senate House Library, network with academics and alumni. Browse the usual open day stands, and enter the raffle to have a chance at winning a special prize. Find out more or register for a free ticket…
Being Human festival design competition
Now seeking submissions


The Being Human festival is calling on all budding designers, illustrators, artists and creatives to enter the Being Human 2015 design competition. The winning design will be used to create all manner of amazing products, from tote bags to banners and badges. In addition, the winning designer will be profiled on the Being Human website and introduced as the competition winner to the festival’s network of over 100 universities and cultural organisations across the UK. Find out more…
Current exhibition
Duty and Dissent | 12 Jan – 5 Jun 2015

Duty and Dissent: the Great War and British voices of resistance

Duty and Dissent: the Great War and British voices of resistance. Recruiting posters, and other powerful printed material from the Great War is set in stark contrast against pacifist beliefs and individual experiences. Learn more…