The Society for Libyan Studies Library

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).

The library is housed in Level F, mobile stacks of the Library, First Floor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.

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Letter of Introduction

Society Members are entitled to a Letter of Introduction which will enable them to consult the Society’s holdings and have 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 contact the General Secretary – Email: [email protected]

Donating Material to the Society Library

Members are invited to consider whether they possess historic or rare publications in the fields 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.