Visitor information


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


14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

More about getting here

Opening hours


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

View opening hours

Preparing for your visit


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

Planning your visit

Library tours


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

Details of free library tours

Disabled access


Find out how the Society can help visitors with a disability

Information for disabled visitors

Copying facilities


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

Information on copying facilities



Details of where you can find refreshments on your visit.

Information about refreshments

Visitor fees


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


Come prepared by finding out what is allowed in the library

View library rules

Open Access area


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