London University: Institute of Modern Languages Research

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Senate House Library

Senate House (South Block)

Malet Street

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Institute of Modern Languages Research,Archives,4th Floor Library Office,Senate House Library,Senate House (South Block),Malet Street, London,WC1E 7HU

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Telephone: 020 7862 8470

Fax: 020 7862 8480


Open: Monday-Tuesday 9.30-5.45, Wednesday 9.30-8.45, Thursday-Friday 9.30-5.45, Saturday 9.45-1, 2-5

Closed: See website

  • Book in advance
  • Proof of identity required
  • Readers ticket required
  • A fee may be payable

Archives, manuscripts and artefacts are available for consultation by appointment only and at 24 hours notice. Material may be ordered in advance by email, telephone, letter or in person using request slips in the Palaeography Room. Material is fetched at specific times of the day, Monday to Friday, and kept on reserve by prior arrangement. Your Library Card will be taken in exchange for documents issued. A free day ticket is now available for researchers only using archives and manuscripts, please see the website for details

  • Disabled access: Wheelchair access. Hearing induction loops are available in the Service Hall
  • Reprographics: photocopies and images
  • ARCHON code: 367

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    Collections information

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (2)

    • NRA 29443 London University: Institute of Germanic Studies
    • NRA 39801 Herbert Thoma, German scholar: corresp and papers link to online catalogue


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