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Senate House Library

Library Induction Tour for Members

If you need help finding your way around Senate House Library or using our services and facilities, we can offer a 30-minute in-person tour with one of our staff. 

If you have a question, please contact us by email.

When do we run the tours 

  • We run the induction tours every Friday at 14:00
  • The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes 
  • A booking is required in advance as spaces are limited 

What is included in the tour 

  • A brief history of Senate House Library 
  • How to find books, other materials and access our digital resources
  • Using the self-service kiosks and the laptop loan lockers
  • Connecting to WiFi
  • Using the print, copy and scanning machines
  • How to find your way around the Library and BLOOM@Senate House
  • Reading rooms, Special Collections and study spaces 
  • How to access other services we offer 

How to book your place 

  • Use the red 'book a tour' button at the top of this page or click on the link below
  • We will contact you to confirm your booking and let you know where to meet
  • Induction tours are for Library members. Please bring your Library card with you on the day