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Senate House Library reading room with morning sun hitting the desks

Visiting the Library

The Library is in Bloomsbury, Central London – a short walk from London Underground, and national railway stations.

We are on the 4th floor of Senate House. Lifts are available on the ground floor (opposite the University of London reception desk, in the South Block). The Collections, study spaces, and reading rooms are on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors – access is via the 4th floor. View Library floorplans, and operating hours.

Public transport

  • Russell Square
  • Goodge Street
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Euston Square

Tottenham Court Road or Russell Square (Numbers 7, 24, 29, 68, X68, 73, 91, 134, 168 and 188).

  • Euston
  • Kings Cross


The Library is committed to ensuring that all users are able to take full advantage of our facilities and services. Learn about accessibility.