Our vast and comprehensive Library collections are built on the efforts of Museum librarians, scientists and generous donors.
Building a world-class collection of literature from scratch.
Our librarians procured important works, implemented a cataloguing system, and protected our collections from damage during the Second World War.
Every year we welcome up to 3000 visitors, provide access to 5000 items, and answer 13,000 enquiries.
The Library collections are enhanced by a number of important donations, including the vast collection of Sir Walter Rothschild.
The Museum libraries are organised to provide easy access for scientists and researchers.
The dedicated Librarians who helped build our world-class collections.