Opening hours & closures

The library is open to members at the following times. Non-members are also welcome to visit on payment of a search fee. As part of the Society's recent refurbishment new lockers are now available in locker area on the ground floor. The lockers operate with a £1 refundable deposit.

As of 4 August 2020, our library will be open every Tuesday and approximately one Saturday per month 11am-4pm. You must book at least one week in advance to use the library. Saturday openings: 31 October and 28 November.

Updated information can be found here

Society opening hours   

Day                      Hours

Monday                Closed

Tuesday               11:00am to  4:00pm

Wednesday          Closed

Thursday              Closed

Friday                   Closed

Saturday              11:00am to 4.00pm monthly see above

Sunday                Closed

Closure of the Society will start 10 minutes before the published closing time.

The Bookshop will close 30 minutes before the published closing time

Planned closures

The Society will be closed on the following dates:

Christmas 2020  - We close at  4pm on Tuesday, 22, December and reopen Tuesday, 12 January 2020. 

New Year holiday and Stocktaking 2021 - We will be closed from New Year for stocktaking and reopen Tuesday, 12 January.

Preparing for your visit


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Planning your visit

Getting Here


14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

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