Visitor information

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Find out information on

  • Getting here
  • Opening hours
  • Preparing for a visit
  • Library tours
  • Disabled access
  • Copying facilities
  • Refreshments
  • Visitor fees
  • Library rules
  • Open Access area

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Getting here

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14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

More about getting here

Opening hours

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Find out the Society's regular opening hours  and planned closures for 2012.

View opening hours

Preparing for your visit

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Find out how to prepare for your visit to the library and get the most out of it.

Planning your visit

Library tours

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Find out what we have in our unique library to help you with your research.

Details of free library tours

Disabled access

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Find out how the Society can help visitors with a disability

Information for disabled visitors

Copying facilities

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Find out more about getting ptotocopies, printouts and digital images of items in the Society's collections.

Information on copying facilities

Refreshments

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Details of where you can find refreshments on your visit.

Information about refreshments

Visitor fees

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Members of the Society have free unlimited use of the library. Non-members are also welcome to visit on payment of a visitors fee.

Current visitor fees

Library rules

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Come prepared by finding out what is allowed in the library

View library rules

Open Access area

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Find out more about the Society's Open Access area in the bookshop, where you can view online records from Ancestry, FindMyPast, Family Relatives, Origins and Documents Online.

Open Access area information

Group Visits

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The Society is always pleased to welcome groups and to provide either a tour or an introductory talk.

Plan a group visit

Search & Copy

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We offer a search & copy service for members who are unable to visit the library.

Search & copy service details

Library Catalogue

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Find out what the Society holds in its unique library to help you with your research.

Search our full catalogue

SoG Data Online

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The Society is digitising an increasing number of its records and making them available to Members over the internet.

Search our data online

Library news

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Read about what has been happening in the library over the last few months.

Read the latest news

Advice

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Need some help with your research? We offer help by phone, face-to-face or online.

Family history advice service

Library loans

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Find out how members can borrow certain items from the library.

Details about library loans

Contact the library

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Contact details for Library Staff can be found by following the link below

Contact the library