Library and Archives
The Science Museum Library is one of the world’s great research libraries for the history of science and technology. Anyone can come and use our collections for free and our expert and friendly staff are available to help you find what you need.
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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 with our online catalogue, shared with Imperial College.
Our London library houses excellent collections of histories of science and technology, including biographies of scientists and engineers.