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Welcome to SOAS Library

These guides will assist you to access the library resources, services and how to use the Library.

SOAS Library Online public access catalogue

A-Z Database List

Full list of Databases the library subscribes to, including trial access.
Go to A-Z List

Library Opening times

Service Alert: Please click here for news about searching the catalogue for E-books and E-journals  (scroll to bottom of page)

Library tra
ining events

Library Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am to 10:00 pm

Further information about opening hours at key dates and opening times webpages.

Existing members

External members with valid SOAS Library card they do not need to book to visit SOAS Library.

If you don't yet have an up-to-date membership, please fill in this form to apply for membership. We will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to collect your new ID card when it is ready.

Special Collections Reading Room

Visitors wishing to use SOAS Special Collections should read our guidance before arranging their visit. We regret that visitors without a booking will not be admitted. For information about joining SOAS Library if you do not already have a valid membership card 

Brunei Gallery

For further information see Brunei Gallery website

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