The Library is free to use for current students, alumni, and current faculty members of Leo Baeck College.

Members of the general public may also join the Library. We have the following memberships available: 12 months for £60, 6 months for £30, and a day pass for £5.

You will need a Library card to use our services. The card grants you access to our physical collection as well as to the College’s Koha catalogue and the electronic resources available there. If you do not have a Library card, or if your Library card has expired, please ring the bell at your next visit, and one of our librarians will be happy to help.

If you are new to the Library please click here to contact the librarian to make an appointment for your first visit.


Books are issued via a self-checkout system or by the librarians during opening hours. The self-checkout system protects our collection and monitors circulation of books. Circulation data will be used to make decisions about acquisitions, reference status and on- or off-site holds.

You can borrow 10 books for 5 weeks. Books can be renewed online on your library account two times. Overdue books incur a fine of £1 per week or part of the week.

Please place your returned books on the shelf provided next to the front desk.


Please make the most of our web-based Koha catalogue. Login with your Library card credentials to:
• browse, search and locate books
• check book availability
• access electronic databases and resources
• make reservations
• renew books
• suggest titles for the Library (“Purchase suggestions”)
• change your password
• update your contact details and manage your account

Please report missing books. The librarians will carry out a search and mark the item “missing” in Koha to avoid disappointment for other users.

 There are currently some minor layout changes in the Library to remove obstacles and free up space. Your patience during this period is much appreciated.


The library is a member of the SCONUL scheme. Members of participating institutions may make an appointment to consult our material or become a member if they are eligible. For more information see the SCONUL website.



Internet access, photocopying, access to online resources, assistance with your project