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SHL Summer Membership


Take advantage of our Summer Membership offer throughout July-August for the discount price of £30. With our beautiful marble grade II listed building in the centre of London you can stay cool while studying this Summer while opening up a world of knowledge from the medieval period to present day and from the UK to far parts of the globe.

For the equivalent of just 56p per day, you can access Senate House Library's collection of over 2 million books & 1,600 archive collections, one of the UK's largest libraries for arts, humanities & social sciences.

Discover our special collections, exploring thousands of the greatest published works such as the Terry Pratchett & H.G. Wells collections to hundreds of works by or relating to Sir Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare. And it doesn't stop there...we have the Heisler collection of 50,000 19th and 20th century books, pamphlets and periodicals published by or relating to radical political movements such as women's rights and labour movements. All this alongside our huge research collections on:

  • Art History
  • Commonwealth Studies
  • English Studies
  • Film and Media
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Manuscript and Print Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • United States Studies
  • Western European Languages

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Sign up for our Summer Membership here

*Proof of address and identification will be required prior to issue of ticket*

Summer membership at Senate House Library