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:

Christmas 2018 - 25-28 December and reopens Saturday, 29 December

New Year holiday 2018 and January 2019 stocktaking -  1-5 January and reopens on Tuesday 8 January 2019  

Easter Holiday 2019 - Close at 6pm on Thursday, 18 April and reopens Tuesday, 23 April

The Society premises will be closed on 27 April. Visit our stand at the Family Tree Live Show at Alexandra Palace 

Christmas 2019& New Year holidays and Stocktaking 2020 - Close at 3pm on 24 December and reopens Thursday, 9 January

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

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