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Since 1992, the Science Museum Library has operated a computerised Online Library Catalogue jointly with Imperial College Libraries.
Our main library catalogue is shared with Imperial College. It includes a large part of our library holdings and most of our Archive Collections holdings.
Always check the online catalogue first, but if you cannot find what you are looking for you will need to check in the card catalogue in our London library, or just ask us to do this.
Over two-thirds of the catalogued book collections are on the computer catalogue, so you should search it first for
The remaining card catalogue entries are gradually being computerised. We are currently adding records for 19th century books in all subjects.
If you are interested in railways you may also want to look at the National Railway Museum Library catalogue.