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Curious about the natural world? Then you're in the right place.
The Library and Archives has been developing its unparalleled collection of natural history literature, artwork and information resources since the Museum opened in 1881.
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Our digitised collections
- Digitised special collections
- Citizen Science Project: Digitally Unlocking Nature’s Archive (DUNA)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
- Wallace letters online (Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers needed)
- Museum Open Access Repository
Notice to public visitors – public reading rooms and digitisation services remain closed
Library and Archives staff are working from home, monitoring email enquiries and responding where possible.
- South Kensington: Closed until further notice
- Tring: Closed until further notice
Enquiries (email only until further notice)
- South Kensington: Monday to Friday 10.00-16.00
- Tring: Monday to Thursday 9.30-15.30