Visitor fees

Access to the Society’s library is free for full members. Associate members receive a 50% discount on a full-day or half-day visitors pass.

Non-members may use the library on payment of a search fee as follows:

  • 2 hours £5
  • 4 hours £10
  • Full day (including Thursday until 8pm) £18

Non-members will be asked to provide identification, evidence of an address and signature as they sign in at reception each time they visit. The following items may be used as identification:

UK residents

Passport, Bank or credit card, UK driving licence, Staff or Student id cards, Bank statement, Utility bill, County Archive Research Network card (CARN card)

Overseas non-UK residents

Passport, International driving licence, International Student identity cards, International driving licence.

Note our Open Days in conjunction with RootsTech London will run 22 - 30 October with free talks, tours and use of the library. Our library will be open as normal, as well as as an extra day on Monday, 28 October.

We look forward to welcoming you on your visit.