Visiting and Using the Library
Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London are invited to visit and use the Library during regular hours of operation.
Information for Researchers
We are always delighted to welcome new researchers to the Library and help them navigate our archives and collections, but we are able to accommodate new researchers by appointment only.
Please read our guidelines for researchers
Monday to Friday
10.00 to 17.00
(except public holidays)
Planned Library Closures
The Library will be closed from Monday 31 July until Monday 4 September.
Manuscripts temporarily unavailable
Please note that the following manuscripts are currently available. They are being displayed as part of the Blood Royal : Picturing the Tudor Monarchy exhibition:
- MS 125 Mary I. A Book of ffees and offices
- MS 129A Inventory of Henry VIII, Part A
- MS 538 Elizabeth I new Year’s Gift Roll, 1567/8
They will be available again from the 4 September 2017.
The Library is located on the first floor. Access to parts of it is limited but staff assistance is available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7479 7084.
We regret we are unable to undertake extensive research on individual enquiries.
A staffed photocopying service is available, subject to copyright and provided there is no risk of damage to the original. For materials that are unsuitable for photocopying we can offer a photographic service. Please contact us for further information about our copying services and charges.