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University Of London's Administrative Centre

Located in Bloomsbury, the Senate House Library is one of the UK’s largest academic libraries for arts, humanities & social sciences.  Set in an imposing yet stunning art deco building, the Senate House Library holds a staggering 2 million books. Senate House is an architectural landmark in the heart of Bloomsbury and is open to the public for events and conferences. It is also a popular venue for film, and television productions.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Senate House Library.

What's it all about?

The Senate House Library is the main library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study. With over 450 study spaces, it holds a wealth of primary source materials in a variety of formats and media – ranging from medieval times to the modern age. Anyone looking to explore specific subject areas such as social, economic and cultural history, political activism, protest and counter-culture won’t be disappointed.

Where is Senate House Library located?

Senate House University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there?

Senate House Library is located 12 minutes from the hotel. As you exit the hotel, turn right onto Marchmont Street. Continue walking for about 100 yards and turn right onto Bernard Street. Continue straight onto Russell Square and you’ll see the building in front of you, past the square itself.