Library Management System and catalogue: Essential maintenance from 11pm Wed 19th July to 1am on Thur 20th July 2017

Essential maintenance on the library catalogue and management system for the School of Advanced Study's libraries, including IALS Library, and Senate House Library was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday 19th July 2017. The system was taken offline after 4.00am on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning and was back up and running from 10:00am on Wednesday morning 19th July 2017 possible.

A brief period of additional work has been scheduled from 11:00pm on Wednesday 19th July to 1:00am on Thursday 20th July.

Some services will be unavailable overnight and in the early morning of Thursday 20th July 2017

During this time the library system and catalogue at and will be unavailable. This means you will not be able to:

  • Renew loans online or by phone
  • Place bookings on Short Loan items
  • Search the catalogue or reserve items on loan to other readers
  • Access e-resources (e-journals and databases) authenticated via the catalogue

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website, Study Online VLE, SAS-Space E-repository will remain available during this time. General information about our Library holdings will continue to be available during the upgrade on COPAC and the Search25 Library Resources.

The shared Encore catalogue which includes details of IALS Library collections will also be available at:

We apologise for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.