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LBS Library: The Library in SOC

LibGuides at London Business School Library


The Library in the Sammy Ofer Centre is accessible 24/7. The Library Desk is staffed:

   Weekdays     09:00 - 20:00hrs
   Weekends    11:00  - 17:00hrs

Vacation/bank holiday hours vary. Our electronic resources are available 24/7 on and off campus.


Borrow, return and renew books 24/7




Self-issue kiosks - on Level 0.
Books must be borrowed before being taken from Floor 0, even if you are using them to study elsewhere in the building.
Please remember to return them using the kiosks when you have finished with them.

If a book is available in e-book format the catalogue entry will have a URL link.
More about borrowing here.



Closed period

The Library is closed.  
It re-opens in the Sammy Ofer Centre on 28th August.

Click here for information on our temporary service.

Library spaces in the West Annex of SOC

Level 3      Study rooms
Level 2a    Quiet study, Reading Room, Alumni Suite
Level 2      Finance Suite
(access to: Bloomberg, Datastream, Eikon and SDC Platinum.)
Level 0      Silent study, book stock, online catalogue, self-issue kiosk, Library enquiry desk

Printers/copiers    floors 0,1, 2 and 3
Toilets                    floors 0,1,2 and 3
Room bookings    use the School's room booking app.

Library policies

Mobile phones should be off or set to silent. Take calls away from quiet and silent study areas.

Food and drink is tolerated but consider others nearby and dispose of your litter.  Eat hot or strong smelling food in the student lounge (floor 1).

If you trigger the security system you may be asked to show the contents of your bags to staff.

We cannot take responsibility for your possessions in the Library. Do not leave valuables unattended.

Finance Suite

2nd Floor of  the Sammy Ofer Centre you can access:
   Datastream -
Excel Add-In & web
   SDC Platinum

Excel Add-In

Login instructions are next to each terminal.



Book a Bloomberg
Book a Bloomberg terminal on workstations 1-4 to ensure access to a Finance Suite PC during busy periods. Book now.

At times room SO.W2.01 may be booked for library training events.

Computers and WIFi

Eduroam - Students use your portal login.

Guestnet -  For vistors and partners. Ask at reception for a login. 

PCs and Macs -  are on floors 2a and 3 - 76 in total. Additional laptops can be borrowed for use in the Sammy Ofer Centre only.

Telephone: 020 7000 7620 Email: