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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 using the 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.

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


Welcome new students!

Come  and pay us a visit in our new home in the West Wing of the Sammy Ofer Centre.

We want your feedback on how the new space is working for you!

Library spaces in SOC West Wing

Level 0      Library enquiry desk, book stock, online catalogue, self-issue kiosk.
Level 2      Finance Suite - 2 rooms  (Access: Bloomberg, Datastream,Morningstar & SDC Platinum.)
Level 2a    Reading Room, Alumni Suite.
Level 2b    Seminar rooms.
Level 3      Study rooms (PCs and Macs)

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

Finance Suite

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

Login instructions are next to each terminal.

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


Two of our Bloomberg terminals can be booked in advance (max of 2 one hour sessions per customer per day). To book a slot click on the button above.


The library now has two PC's running Thomson Reuters Eikon available in SO.W2.02 (available to current LBS students, Faculty and Staff only). Instructions for logging on are posted next to them. It's possible to book these in advance (max of 2 one hour sessions per customer per day). Click on the button above to book.

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: