Library and Archives
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The Library and Archives has been developing its unparalleled collection of natural history literature, artwork and information resources since 1881.
Forthcoming Reading Room closure dates
Christmas and New Year closure
The Library and Archives will be closed to external enquiries and appointments from Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019. The public reading room will reopen for appointments from Tuesday 8 January.
Closure dates in 2019
The Library and Archives will be closed to external visitors on the following dates in 2019, as they will be conducting collections management work:
- 21 - 25 January 2019
- 25 February - 1 March 2019
- 5 March 2019
- 18 - 22 March 2019
- 22 - 26 April 2019
- 20 - 24 May 2019
- South Kensington: Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-16.00
- Tring: Monday to Thursday 9.30-15.30