Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London and 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.
This Autumn, Senate House Library will run a free exhibition and series of public engagement events to mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia.
As part of that important project we need to undertake some essential maintenance all day on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 requiring the library catalogue, and other related services to be off-line whilst the work is being carried out.
Details of the Library's August cleaning schedule, including the dates that each of our reading rooms will be closed.
The Library opened in 1838, and moved to its current home at Senate House in 1937. Learn more about Library history.
For questions about strategy and planning contact a member of the Library management.
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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 event, conference or society meeting.
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.