General Information

If you have a query about campus facilities at any time, the main reception in the Old Building is always open to provide assistance.

The following buildings have staffed receptions between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday: 32L:, NAB, SAW, TW1/2 & 3.

The LSE campus is a very busy and vibrant environment. We hope that you can enjoy it
while respecting other people and their right to enjoy the campus without disturbance
or unseemly behaviour. In this spirit we ask that you observe the School policies and
procedures that are in place.


Campus opening times

Campus view from New Academic Building

Monday – Friday: 8am – 9.30pm. After 6.30pm a LSE swipe card is required for access.Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm. Access to campus buildings is by LSE swipe card or via main reception in the Old Building.

Campus access at weekends is primarily for staff only, although access is available for students to buildings where services such as sports facilitie operate during weekends.

During holiday periods access arrangements may vary. For more information please see the security web page.

Library opening times

Library building

Michaelmas term: 8am – midnight Lent term, Easter vacation and Summer term: 24-hour opening


Please note: Library opening times can vary during the vacation and exam periods. Please see the Library website for the latest information.

Student Services Centre

The SSC is open Monday - Friday, 11am-4pm  unless otherwise advertised

MPhil/PhD and visiting research students should visit the PhD Academy for advice and guidance.

Signage and wayfinding

The codes for LSE campus buildings are listed below for your reference.

 Building Short Code
 95 Aldwych  95A
 Aldwych House  ALD
 Centre Buildings Redevelopment  CBR
 Clement House  CLM
 Colombia House  COL
 Connaught House  CON
 Cowdray House  COW
 KIngs Chambers  KGS
 1 Kingsway  1KW
 20 Kingsway  KSW
 The Lakatos Building  LAK
 5 Lincoln's Inn Fields  5LF
 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields  32L
 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields  44L
 50 Lincoln's Inn Fields  50L
 Lincolns Chambers  LCH
 Lionel Robbins Building  LRB
 New Academic Building  NAB
 Old Building  OLD
 Parish Hall  PAR
 Peacock Theatre  PEA
 1 Portsmouth Street  POR
 Queens House  QUE
 Sardinia House  SAR
 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre SAW 
 Sheffield Street  SHF
 St Clements  STC
 Tower 1  TW1
 Tower 2  TW2
 Tower 3  TW3

Room numbering

Room numbers when shown on timetables or in publications indicate the building, the floor and the room.  When on a door sign within a building only the floor and room are shown.  Basement floors begin with B, ground with G, first with 1 and so on.  Room numbers start with .01 and run sequentially through the floor, so first floor rooms would run 1.01, 1.02, 1.03.


Please check carefully when accessing rooms in 32L – e.g. 32L.G.10 is a ground floor room, not Lower Ground.

Reporting faults and defects on campus

The Help Desk aim is to ensure that faults are attended to promptly, in order to do this we need to know about them.


If you see a fault or defect with any facility on campus please report it:

  • via Departmental Manager /Departmental Administrator
  • by contacting the Help Desk directly
  • by reporting an out-of-hours fault via Security
  • reporting to any member of Estates staff