Heythrop Library

Heythrop Library Collection
Senate House Library
Malet St
United Kingdom


Due to the present situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), Heythrop Library is operating a very limited service, by email and telephone only, until further notice.  Please contact the librarian at heythroplibrary@jesuit.org.uk for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

The Library of Heythrop College, built up during the College’s 400-year history, has important collections in Theology, Religious Studies, Canon Law, Patristics, Church History and Philosophy.

Following the closure of Heythrop College, the Heythrop Library collection, comprising over 200,000 volumes, is being housed in storage facilities used by the University of London.  Members of Senate House Library are now able to search the online catalogue and request items from the Heythrop Library collection.  The materials will be brought from storage either the same day (if ordered before 11am) or the next day, for use in the library’s reading rooms or borrowed by those who have borrowing rights.  The library continues to purchase books and journals to keep up-to-date and to maintain itself as a great resource for those engaged in philosophy and theology studies as well as members of the public engaged in personal development in these areas of study.

Details of membership of the Senate House Library and of borrowing rights can be found on the Senate house website

Details of how many books can be borrowed by members and for how long can also be found on the Senate House Library website.

To access the Heythrop Library Catalogue via Senate House, go to:

To access the Heythrop Library Card Catalogue, go to: https://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/search/
Then go to ‘Select a Collection’
Next select ‘Heythrop Library’
Then click on ‘Heythrop Card Catalogue’
Log in as user: librarycatalogue@jesuit.org.uk
Password: Heythrop1!
Then browse the index cards or use the Search field to carry out a word search of the index cards.

For further details please contact the librarian heythroplibrary@jesuit.org.uk