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.
A short film and a talk on Shakespeare in the digital age will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 23 July.
The Shakespeare - a German writer event that was due to take place on 6 July has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
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.