Library 150

Senate House Library 150

We are celebrating 150 years since Senate House Library's founding collections were established with this online exhibition of featured treasures.

Senate House Library 150

We are celebrating 150 years since Senate House Library's founding collections were established with this online exhibition of featured treasures.

Senate House Library 150

Senate House Library is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding collections in June 2021. Here you can explore the online gallery of 150 unique and treasured items, charting the growth of the Library in becoming one of the UK’s largest academic libraries for arts, humanities and social sciences. 

With social justice at the heart of the collections, the items on display will capture leading campaigners, historical events and radical artists alongside well-known literary giants to capture a diverse range of perspectives that have influenced culture in the UK and beyond, over the last 150 years.

The online galleries celebrating the 150th anniversary were officially launched on Friday 18 June 2021, exactly 150 years to the day from when the first two major collections were given to the Library.