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

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:

New Year holiday and 2016 stocktaking - The Society will close at 2pm on Thursday 31st December 2015 and re-open on Tuesday 12th January 2016   

Easter holiday - The Society will close at 6pm on Thursday 24 March and re-open on Tuesday 29 March

Who Do You Think You Are? show (Birmingham) The Society will closed during the show from 7-9 April and re-open on Tuesday 12 April

Christmas 2016 - The Society will close at 6pm 22 December and re-open Wednesday 28 December

New Year holiday and 2017 stocktaking - The Society will close at 6pm on Thursday 29 December 2016 and re-open on Tuesday 10 January 2017 

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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