Anyone who intends to use the Museum's collections for their research can visit the Library. Please make appointments at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
South Kensington: Monday-Friday, 10:00-16.30 (closed bank holidays)
Tring, Hertfordshire: Monday-Thursday, 09.30-15.30 (closed bank holidays)
The Natural History Museum at Tring houses the Library’s Ornithology and Rothschild collection.
Please make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance of your visit, and let us know the items you wish to view. Advance notice is essential as some items are held in off-site stores and require collection.
New users must register before using the Library, and will need to provide personal identification and proof of address. There is no membership charge. The Library has public reading rooms in South Kensington and Tring, located within the Museum buildings.
How to find the items you want and request a time to view them.
Complete our membership process to start using the Library.
Information on IT and copying facilities, lockers and access.
Help us to make your visit enjoyable and protect our collections for the future.
Maps, directions and access information.
Arrange a visit or request information about Library materials.
Or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5460.