Natural History Museum Library

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About the library

The Museum’s Library and Archives maintains the world’s finest collection of natural history literature, artwork and manuscripts. Whether you’re looking for incunabula from 1469 or cutting-edge research articles, we can help. Our comprehensive collection includes items to support your research, answer your questions and fire your imagination.

Natural History Museum also contributes 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? Yes.

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 - see the library's website for access details. 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 Natural History Museum Library records in Library Hub Discover here.