National Army Museum Library

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National Army Museum

About the library

The National Army Museum’s collection is the world’s largest, and most significant, accumulation of artefacts relating to the British Army and other Land Forces of the British Crown (including the former Indian Army until 1947).

The museum’s collection of printed books and periodicals is one of the largest in its field readily accessible to the general public in the UK, with approximately 58,000 titles. The collection contains volumes published since the early sixteenth century to the present, and includes extensive holdings of regimental histories, campaign histories, biographies, Army Lists and other official publications.

The local library catalogue is available online.

The National Army Museum Library also contribute to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - There are different ways to access the National Army Museum’s collections of books and periodicals.

For collections held in the National Army Museum Chelsea, these can be viewed in the Templer Study Centre. The Templer Study Centre is the National Army Museum’s study and research centre. It makes accessible to the general public the museum’s collections of archives, photographs, printed books and periodicals.

For collections held in the National Army Museum Stevenage, these can be viewed at the Museum’s Collections Centre in Stevenage.

If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the National Army Museum Library's records in Library Hub Discover here.