Senate House Library is the central library of the University of London, and the home library for the School of Advanced Study. Join the Library.
Databases and resources
Artemis Primary Sources
In partnership with Senate House Library


All members of the Library are able to access Artemis Primary Sources from within the Library. Many memberships also include external access from outside of the Library. Primary Sources offers: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The Making of the Modern World, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2008. Search Artemis…
The Digitisation Service
Quality-assured digital reproductions


The Digitisation Service produces quality-assured, colour-profiled, high-resolution digital images for both small and medium-scale projects. It is supported by the Library’s experienced Conservation Team. Digitisation Studio…
Rent a private study carrel
Available to all Library members during vacation hours (8 June – 28 Sept)


During vacation hours all Library members are able to rent a private study carrel (summer vacation hours run from 8 June to 28 Sept). Our private study rooms offer a quiet space with minimal distraction. They have a lockable door, storage space, and WiFi access. Private study rooms…
Current Exhibition
London: Power, Progress and Pleasure


As part of the 2015 Annual Conference of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, Senate House Library will be exhibiting items from its own collections, and from LSE Library and UCL Library, covering the subjects of travel, the river, democracy, protest and pleasure, with well-known and less familiar images of the metropolis. Exhibition information…