The fee for the London Rare Books School is £650 for one week, which includes the provision of documentary material, sandwich lunches and coffee and tea. There is a further charge of £150 per course for students who wish to be assessed for credit offered by the University of London. The London Rare Books School is able to offer certain bursaries, as well as discounts to students in full-time education.

Student rates and multiple bookings are as follows:

1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks


The fee does not include accommodation. Please note that some of the courses will involve travel to offsite locations. Travel costs are not included in the course fees and students are responsible for organising and covering their own travel costs to any offsite classes.

Bookings cannot be made for individual days of the courses. Attendance is for the full five days. 


The University accepts Visa/Mastercard/Maestro/Solo (UK only)/Visa Debit. No other credit cards (e.g. American Express) can be accepted.

Non-bursary applicants should pay the course fee in full at the time of registration. The Summer School Administrator will contact you via email if the LRBS Admissions Team requires additional material to assess your application. If your application is not successful, the Summer School Administrator will initiate a full refund and will contact you via email to confirm that the reimbursement process has begun. Refunds may take up to three weeks, but are generally processed within two weeks.

If your chosen course is fully booked, please contact IES Events (iesevents@sas.ac.uk) to be added to the waiting list for your course. You will be prompted to pay through the online booking system if a place becomes available.

Payments by cheque

Cheques must be made payable to 'University of London'.  Cheques should be in GB Pounds (£) Sterling and are only acceptable if drawn on a UK bank account. Please enclose a cheque with your completed application form.

Payments if applying for bursaries

If you wish to apply for one of the following full or partial bursaries, please select that you wish to pay by cheque when you are taken through to the payments page, and then submit your form. If in April you are contacted to say you will receive a full bursary, there will be nothing further for you to do, and the booking will be marked as complete. If you do not receive a bursary, or receive a partial bursary, we will be in contact with you to advise further.

The deadline for bursary applications is 15 March 2019.


ABA & Bibliographical Society Bursaries

The London Rare Books School offers a small number of bursaries generously provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Bibliographical Society. These are designed to cover £250 of the cost in order to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend LRBS. To apply for a bursary, please tick the 'I wish to be considered for a bursary' on the application form. Bursary applications close 15 March and results will be announced in April.