The Society for Libyan Studies Library
The SOAS Library, which had been closed to all except students due to public health concerns, is now open.
The Society has an excellent and growing library of books on Libya and related North African subjects, which originates from the collection of the late Professor R.G. Goodchild, former Controller of Antiquities in Libya and Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces at London University.
The Society’s book collection is managed by a Library Committee whose responsibilities include transferring to the Society Archive at Leicester items which are particularly rare or fragile (with a view to their eventual digitisation). Members are invited to consider whether they possess historic or rare publications in the field of interest of the Society which they would be prepared to donate or to bequeath to the Society and, if so, to inform the General Secretary. The SLS catalogue can be viewed on www.zotero.org/libsoc.
Society Members are entitled to a Letter of Introduction which will enable them to consult the Society’s holdings and have full borrowing rights. Please note you must obtain a letter of introduction each year confirming your membership of the Society. To obtain a letter of introduction please tick the relevant box on the Membership Application/Renewal form. Or contact the General Secretary – Email: [email protected]
N.B. The Society’s own books were stored in rolling stacks on Level F. As the building had structural problems they are now being held offsite but can be ordered. Details of how to do so, as well as how to make your library membership application, will be sent to you with your Letter of Introduction.
The library is housed in:
Level F, mobile stacks of the Library,
First Floor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),