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.
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.
Start your research here our online catalogue, shared with Imperial College.
Our London library within Imperial College closed on 3 February 2014 and The Science Museum Library at Wroughton is now open to all readers on Fridays by prior appointment. A new research centre with library facilities will open at the Science Museum in late 2015.
The Science Museum Library London closed to all its readers on 3 February 2014. Find out more about these changes.