Leading Research Facilitation in Law

We are a national resource for legal researchers supporting and facilitating research students at universities across the UK and in the University of London.

IALS Library reading rooms are "open"  from 11.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please book a study desk or request books to borrow before coming to 17 Russell Square. More details at https://ials.sas.ac.uk/library.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Join over 100 students and researchers studying alongside internationally renowned academics and visiting fellows.

View Research and Study Opportunities

Be a part of a legal research hub to foster and conduct research in areas related to legal education and legal skills.

Discover Research and Publications

Access a library with over 300,000 legal texts, online databases and focused legal research projects.

View our Library Resources

IALS is active in a number of partnerships with other libraries and organisations in the UK and overseas.

Our Partnerships and Collaborations


Did you know?

  • The Library takes to the road each year, visiting law schools around the country to highlight its collections and services. Request an IALS Library road show at your law school.

  • You can buy cotton bags and USB keys from the Library Enquiry Desk.

  • The Bluebook explains how to cite the law of more than 40 different foreign jurisdictions.