Visiting the Archives

The LSHTM Archives Service collects, catalogues, preserves and provides access to the archive collections of the School.

Access to the archives is by appointment only. Please contact us to plan your visit.

Opening hours


Monday – Friday

10:00 – 16:30 (closed 13:00 – 14:00)

Registering to use the archives

All researchers must complete and sign a registration form which signifies their agreement to abide by the archive rules. You will also need to provide proof of identity bearing your signature eg a passport or debit card.

Access restrictions

Every attempt will be made to provide access to the School’s collections, but there may be occasions when some material may be exempt on grounds of confidentiality, restricted access conditions or for conservation reasons. In most cases, researchers should be made aware of these restrictions by the Archive Service before they visit the archives.


The Archive Service will answer simple enquiries by email, telephone or letter. It is not possible to undertake lengthy or complex enquiries on the behalf of researchers. If you have a query of this nature we will usually suggest that you either visit in person or hire a professional researcher to undertake research on your behalf.

Access & guidelines

The access statement aims to ensure the Archives Service fulfils its responsibility to provide the broadest possible access to these collections. Guidelines have been designed to minimise the risk of damage to the archive collections so as to preserve them for future use.

Access statement  Guidelines for using the archives

Collections statements