Libraries and Study Spaces
Libraries and Study Spaces near Fischer Hall
Fischer Hall is home to the London Global Gateway Library: a collection designed to support students in their academic studies in London, and in their personal exploration of the city.
The London Global Gateway Library is housed in two rooms: the main library on the 3rd floor and a dedicated Law library on the 2nd floor for students in the London Law Center. Notre Dame affiliates visiting Fischer Hall are welcome to use the main 3rd floor library for quiet, comfortable workspace.
Wesminster Reference Library can be found between Fischer Hall and the nearby Leicester Square. It offers three floors of working space, free Wi-Fi, and strong collections in art, performance arts, and business.
Charing Cross Library is our closest public library, just 5 minutes from Fischer Hall. The library has fiction and books on travel, cooking, history, and politics etc. It also has a CD and DVD collection. Facilities at the library include computers, free Wi-Fi, fax, scanning, and photocopying machines. The library holds regular reading groups.
The British Library is a 30-minute walk from Fischer Hall and offers free reference access to all researches who need its collections. See their website for details of how to register for a Readers Pass. Even if you do not choose to register to use the Reading Rooms, the British Library offers a number of exhibitions, as well as cafes and public areas in which you can study.
Libraries and Study Spaces near Conway Hall
BFI Reuben Library has a world-class collection of resources on film and television that are free and open for all. It has a range of formal and informal study spaces available.
The Saison Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre has the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain. If you have an interest in poetry, it is well worth a visit. Proof of address is needed to gain access. Students residing in Conway Hall can request a letter confirming their address from the Academic Support Office.
For student-recommended study spaces (including cafes and alternative spaces), please see Study Spaces in London: The Ultimate Guide blog by Da Som Kim (London Undergraduate Program, Fall 2014)