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Information Services and Library: Books and journals

LibGuides from the London Business School Information Services and Library Team.

Library Catalogue

E-Books are listed in the Library Catalogue.  Click on the URL link.

Book or article not held?

Can't find what you are looking for? Request we buy a book for stock. You will be emailed when it arrives.

For a journal article or a book chapter Go to our Document Supply pages. 


NEW - Guide to E-Books

Our new guide explains how you can use the E-Books available through London Business School Library

Book Collections - Library level O

Academic Study collection
Find books on research methods, getting a PhD, exam skills, academic writing and how to read a book!
Travel and language collection
Refresh your language skills and borrow a travel guide.
Careers collection
How to choose a career, write a killer CV, pass selection tests and crack a case interview.
Multimedia Collection
Tired of reading? Use our collection of  business audio and video materials. To find then use the Library Catalogue advanced search and use location = multimedia.

Business Fiction
We have a new business fiction collection with books by: Naomi Alderman, Tom Wolfe , Ben Elton and more.


Read a book in ten minutes - with GetAbstract.
​Business and personal development book summaries and TED talks covering business, management and personal development. Print, download, listen or save to your Kindle. Popular books include:

  Power - Jeffrey Pfeffer
  Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
  ​The Intelligent Investor  - Benjamin Graham
  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey 

Book borrowing

The number of books that can be borrowed and standard loan periods:

Customer role Maximum number of loans Course collection  3 day loan Week Loan Standard loan
Students 15 -  max.5 -  24hr loan titles 24 hours or Friday to Monday 3 days 1 week 2 weeks
PhD Students 25 24 hours or Friday to Monday 3 days 1 week 4 weeks
Faculty 25 24 hours or Friday to Monday 3 days 1 week 4 weeks
Staff 25 24 hours or Friday to Monday 3 days 1 week 4 weeks
Alumni 5 N/A N/A 1 week 2 weeks

Books (apart from 24 hour loan copies) will be auto-renewed up to 30 times providing that nobody has requested them - i.e. placed a hold. 
Charges are payable for overdue books:

Loan Type Overdue charge
Standard loan    20p per day
Week loan 50p per day
3 day loan £1.00 per day
24hr loan £2.00 per day

Single search books & journals

SUMMON - single Search
Summon searches multiple databases to find print/e-books, articles, news, and limited company/industry reports and country forecasts. 

NEW - browse journals with Browzine!

Try Browzine  
To browse a journal
Find, follow and read your pick of scholarly journals. 


Use the A-Z list of E-journals

We list the Economist as a separate.
No login or prior registration is required. (The App is not available.)
Alternatively the Economist is covered by the Proquest database.