How to find the library

The main entrance is located in St. James's Square, with an additional Members' Entrance, with level entry, via Mason's Yard, off Duke Street St James's.

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By bicycle

A bike store is available for members' exclusive use in Mason's Yard (capacity 16 bicycles). Please collect a swipe card from the reception desk of the TS Eliot House entrance. Bicycles are left at members' own risk.

Barclays Cycle Hire, a public bicycle sharing scheme, operates in the area. The closest docking station is on the east side of St. James's Square.

By tube

Nearest underground stations are Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria lines) or

Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly lines). Visit the Transport for London Underground Site for up to date information.

By bus

Nos. 38, 22, 19, 14, 9 stop on Piccadilly.

Nos. 3, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 139 & 159 stop on Regent Street.

Visit the Transport for London Buses Site for more details.


Pay and display parking spaces in St James's Square are in operation Monday to Saturday 8.30-18.30.

Disability and access

The Members' Entrance in Mason's Yard provides level entry to the building with a platform lift inside for wheelchair access. The St James's Square entrance is not wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Other facilities:

• Wheelchair accessible Lift – serving the Basement to Floor 6, including the Times Room, Art Room and Reading Rooms

• An accessible toilet, designed by the artist Martin Creed

• Portable induction loop at Reception

Some older parts of the building are difficult to access for those with mobility constraints, but staff will retrieve material on request and provide assistance.

Contact us

All correspondence should be addressed to:


The London Library
14 St James's Square

Main Switchboard: (020) 7930 7705
Main Fax: (020) 7766 4766


You can download a floor plan of

The London Library here