The Abdus Salam Library Store holds Imperial College London PhD theses and some Master's dissertations, Abdus Salam Library journals, UKRR journals, the Earth Science and Engineering Series and our Special collections.


To confirm availability of printed journal titles and volumes physically held by the Library, please use Library Search.

If a print journal volume you require is not held in our print or electronic collections, or is held at a different campus library from where you are based, you may request the article using the Document Delivery.

If you are based at the Abdus Salam Library, please use the ‘Request a Journal’ form below for journals listed in Library Search as ‘Apply for Store service (information hub)’.


Before requesting a thesis please check whether an electronic copy is available in the Spiral Repository.

If a thesis is not available in Spiral you can:

  1. Visit the Abdus Salam Library to consult it - complete a Thesis request form prior to your visit
  2. Place a Document Delivery request for a digital copy of the thesis. The time scale for digitisation is currently 2 weeks.

Earth Science and Engineering (ESE) Series

The ESE Series (except UK and US) is in the store. Please use the 'Request a journal' form below to request items from the ESE Series. Books about earth science and engineering remain on the open shelves.

Special collections

For information on how to access our special collections, see Special collections.

Store Service collection times

You may request a maximum of 4 items at any one time.

Monday - Friday
Requests are collected at 15.00 and will usually be available by 16.00. Requests can only be collected during staffed opening times.

Saturday - Sunday
There is no fetching service at the weekend. Requests made will be collected at 15.00 on Monday.