Library and Archives


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


Our new London facility, the Dana Research Centre and Library opens on Monday 9 November.


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 new online catalogue


Wroughton Library

Find out about group visits, copying services and how to make enquiries about collections

Library & Archive News

Read the latest newsletter, check out our research guide for family historians and follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Contact the Library


Find out how to contact our new research centre and library in London as well as the Science Museum Library at Wroughton

London Library

London Library

The new Dana Research Centre and Library opens to the public on Monday 9 November 2015

Wroughton Library & Archives

Wroughton Library

Our Wroughton library contains original scientific, engineering and technology material from the last 500 years and all of our Archive collections