Senate House Library

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University of London Malet Street
Greater London

Senate House Library is one of the UK’s largest research libraries focused on the arts, humanities, and social sciences, holding a wealth of primary material from the medieval period to the modern age. It houses and cares for over 2 million books, 50 special collections and 1,800 archival collections. With our partner libraries of the institutes of the School of Advanced Study, we provide services to our readers and the colleges of the federal University of London, as well as from regional, national and international research communities. Our collections have been continuously developed since the 1870s and has the highest proportion of historic collections of any university library in the UK. We have a number of library rooms for study across the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th floors of Senate House which are open to registered readers. We also have a public exhibition space in Convocation Hall (4th floor of Senate House) and run a series of events throughout the year which are open to the public as well as researchers across the globe. Follow us on our other social media accounts here: Twitter: @SenateHouseLib Facebook: @SenateHouseLibrary Instagram: @SenateHouseLib

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