SOAS Library, University of London

Contact details

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Image of the SOAS library. Copyright: SOAS.

About the library

SOAS is a leading centre for the study of diverse subjects relating to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It holds over 1.2 million volumes plus special collections, archives and electronic resources. Two thirds of the Special Collections and archives relate to British missionary societies and missionaries making it the main centre for missionary studies in the UK.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • SOAS Library, University of London: SL2

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 library's web site 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 SOAS, University of London contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


SOAS data on Copac

Example record from the SOAS Library, University of London:

Title: Ẓu al-riyāsatayn Faz̤l ibn Sahl, vazīr-i Īrānī-i Maʾmūn / pazhūhish va nigārish, ʻAbd al-Karīm Ḥikmat Yaghmāʾī.
    Published: Tihrān : Vizārat-i Farhang va Hunar 1977

Title: يغمائى، عبدالكريم حكمت. \ ذوالرياستين فضل بن سهل، وزير ايرانى مامون،
    Published: [تهران] : وزارت فرهن ̂و هنر، ٦٣٥٢

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.