School of Advanced Study (University of London)

Contact details

Website: http://www.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/ E-mail: Enquiry Form

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About the library

The School of Advanced Studies at the University of London is included on Copac as part of the catalogue of the University of London Research Library Services (ULRLS).

The following are members of the School of Advanced Study:

  • Institute for the Study of the Americas Library: holds Latin American materials with a particular focus on humanities and social sciences
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library: The library is a valuable national and international resource for legal research. The collections focus on common law, civil law and Roman-Dutch law systems throughout the world and include material in western European languages for all jurisdictions for comparative and general reference purposes.
  • Institute of Classical Studies Library: holds the joint libraries of the Hellenic and Roman Societies and provides materials for all aspects of classical studies research
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library: Holds materials for researching the Commonwealth as a whole and its member states including history, politics and international relations and other subjects such as agriculture, education, the environment and social questions.
  • Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies Library
  • Institute of Historical Research Library: The core of the library is a comprehensive collection of the chief printed primary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles and Western Europe, their colonial expansion, the subsequent history of North and South America, international relations and war.
  • Warburg Institute Library: The aim of the Warburg Institute Library is not to cover any one discipline exhaustively but to bring as much and as diverse information as possible to bear on specific problems. The holdings are classified in four sections: social and political history; religion, history of science and philosophy; literature, books, libraries and education; and history of art.

The ULRLS catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • Institute for the Study of the Americas Library: GL2
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library: GL2
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library: GL2
  • Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies Library: GL2
  • Institute of Historical Research Library: F2
  • Warburg Institute Library: GL2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the ULRLS website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the University of London's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.

Location

Find more details about the Libraries here.

School of Advanced Study (University of London) data on Copac

Example record from the Institute for the Study of the Americas Library:

Title: Compendio general de folklore colombiano / Guillermo Abadía Morales
  Published: [Bogotá] : Instituto Colombiano de Cultura, Subdirección de Comunicaciones Culturales

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Example record from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library:

Title: Practicks of the laws of Scotland : observed and collected by Sir Robert Spotiswoode of Pentland, President of the College of Justice and Secretary of State to K. Charles the I : as also, abstracts taken out of the ancient records of this kingdom, whereby is declared the manner of administring justice in civil causes, before the college of justice was erected / published by John Spotiswoode. / [By: Spottiswood, Robert Sir 1596-1646.]
  Published: Edinburgh : Printed by James Watson, sold by J. Vallange ... 1706

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Example record from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library:

Title: Correspondence respecting the operations of the commission for running and tracing the boundary line between Her Majesty's possessions in North America and the United States, under the VIth Article of the Treaty signed at Washington, August 9, 1842 : With Map annexed showing the Country in which the operations have been carried on / Presented to the House of Commons by Command of Her Majesty, 1845. / [By: Great Britain. Foreign Office.]
  Published: London : Printed by T.R. Harrison [1845]

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