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.

Society opening hours

Day                      Hours

Monday                Closed

Tuesday               10:00am to 6:00pm

Wednesday          10:00am to 6:00pm

Thursday              10:00am to 8:00pm

Friday                   Closed

Saturday              10:00am to 6:00pm

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:

Easter Holiday 2018 - The Society will close at 4pm on Thursday, 29 March and reopen Tuesday, 3 April

Christmas 2018 - The Society will closed 25-28 December and reopens Saturday, 29 December

New Year holiday 2018 and January 2019 stocktaking - The Society will be closed 1-5 January and reopens on Tuesday 8 January 2019  

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

Getting Here


14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

More about getting here