London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)20 7927 2276

About the library

The primary role of Library, Archive & Open Research Services (LAORS) is to support LSHTM in its mission to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide, working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. Library, Archive & Open Research Services seeks to provide excellent information-related services, resources and support to LSHTM’s staff and students, and to contribute to a creative and supportive working environment in line with LSHTM’s values. Library, Archive & Open Research Services also welcomes external researchers and visitors who wish to consult its specialist collections.

Library, Archive & Open Research Services provides an excellent standard of customer service in the delivery of services to users, and offers an extensive programme of information skills teaching and support. It facilitates access to a comprehensive collection of printed and electronic material in the fields of public and global health, including the archives of LSHTM which date from the mid-nineteenth century and consist of correspondence and personal papers of scientific, medical and global health professionals. Library, Archive & Open Research Services also provides support for open access publishing, research data management and open science within LSHTM, and is responsible for LSHTM’s records management service.

LAORS contributes to the Archives Hub, and you can browse descriptions of our archive materials via our Archives Hub information page.

The local library catalogue is also available online.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's records in Library Hub Discover here.