The fee for the London Rare Books School is £680 for one week, which includes the provision of documentary material, sandwich lunches and coffee and tea. There is a further charge of £180 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:

  Standard Student
Short course online £175 £100
One week  £680 £550
Two weeks £1200 £1000
Three weeks £1800 £1500


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


The London Rare Books School offers a small number of bursaries generously provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Bibliographical Society, designed to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend LRBS. 

These either cover the full fees, or a percentage of the fees. You are usually expected to write a short blog after attending LRBS about your experience.  

To apply for a bursary, please tick the 'I wish to be considered for a bursary' on the application form and complete the application form emailed to you.  

The 2022 deadline for bursary applications will be announced shortly.


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

If you would like to discuss payment options, please contact the IES team (iesevents@sas.ac.uk). 


An application to the London Rare Books School reserves a spot on your chosen course. As the courses are aimed at a postgraduate MA level (and can be taken for credit), sometimes we will need additional material to assess your application. 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 apply to be added to the waiting list for your course. If a place becomes available, you will be notified by email and asked to complete payment within 30 days.