Anyone who intends to use the Museum's collections for their research can visit the Library and Archives. Please make appointments at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
Access to the Ornithology and Rothschild Libraries at Tring will be restricted for the months of March and April 2014. Please give a minimum two weeks notice of your intention to visit by sending us an email or telephoning 0207 942 5460. It will not be possible to give access to rare/original material unless circumstances are exceptional.
South Kensington: Tuesday-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 Archives, and will need to provide personal identification and proof of address. There is no membership charge. The Library and Archives 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 and Archives.
Find out more about our self-service copying facilities and document delivery service.
Information on IT and copying facilities, lockers and access.
Help us to make your visit enjoyable and protect our collections for the future.
The Museum Archives look after the official records of the Natural History Museum. Find out how to access archival material and get in touch.
Maps, directions and access information.