Astonishing Science. Spectacular museum.
Everything you need to know abouty our services and facilities: enquiries, reading rooms, borrowing books and photocopying
We welcome all types of researchers to our library and archives, from private researchers to academics, students and teachers; from curators, collectors and dealers to enthusiasts, restorers, family and local historians.
We welcome group visits from societies concerned with the history of science, technology, industry and medicine and family history groups. Your visit will be focussed on how to research and use our collections and we will highlight which material is most appropriate for your needs and we can also show you selected treasures from our collections. We can only provide this service at our Wroughton site on a Wednesday. Please contact us at least a month in advance to make arrangements.
The Library subscribes to a range of electronic journals and resources. These are freely available using the dedicated PCs in our reading rooms.
We do not have facilities for young children or families, but we are happy to assist young researchers carrying out their own private study.