If you’re thinking of becoming a member of the Library and would like to be shown around before you join, please contact our Reception on 020 7766 4700 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an appointment.

The tours take about 15 minutes and are a chance to find out more about your membership, to get an overview of the main facilities and working areas of the Library, and to learn about the scope of the collection. Our Member Services team will be on hand to answer specific questions you may have.

You can also log onto our on-line cataloguing system Catalyst and e-library to search the Library’s collection and see what’s on offer on our extensive range of electronic resources.

We hope to welcome you to the Library soon!

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