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

Group Visits


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

Plan a group visit

Search & Copy


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

Search & copy service details

Library Catalogue


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

Search our full catalogue

SoG Data Online


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


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

Read the latest news

Library catalogue help


Find out how to use the catalogue and read tips on how to improve your searches.

Read library catalogue help

Library loans


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

Details about library loans

Contact the library


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

Contact the library