Library and Archives

The Science Museum Library is one of the world’s great research libraries for the history of science and technology.

The Science Museum Library's London home within Imperial College closed on 3 February 2014 and a new Research Centre with library facilities will open at the Science Museum in late 2015.

Books

Library & Archive collections

Library books

With over 500,000 items, our collections include archives and original works that have shaped our understanding of the world, from Newton to Babbage to Einstein.

Library catalogues

Library catalogues

Start your research here our online catalogue, shared with Imperial College.

Services

Wroughton Library

Our London Library within Imperial College closed on 3 February 2014. A new Research Centre with library facilities will open at the Science Museum in late 2015.

Library & Archive News

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Contact the Library

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Our London Library within Imperial College closed on 3 February 2014 and The Science Museum Library at Wroughton will be closed to all readers between 3 February and 29 April 2014. A new Research Centre with library facilities will open at the Science Museum in late 2015.

London Library

London Library

The Science Museum Library London closed to all its readers on 3 February 2014. Find out more about these changes.

Wroughton Library & Archives

Wroughton Library

The Science Museum Library at Wroughton will be closed to all readers between 3 February and 29 April 2014.