Visiting the Library
The Library is located in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG and is open Monday to Friday, 9.30 - 5.30
Library services are open to:
Information for Non-Members
The Library's collections can be consulted by researchers, consultants and members of the public on payment of a visitor's fee.
|Type of User
|Private / Academic Research
|Concessions (Student / Retired / Unwaged)
|Commercial Research / Consultant
|Mineralogical Society of Britain and Ireland***
An appointment is essential for your first visit. To make an appointment call +44 (0) 20 7432 0999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is also an opportunity to ensure we have the materials you need and advise you if there is a better alternative.
Visitors are required to complete the Library Registration Form for Non-Members and provide ID/proof of address.
Non-members who are accompanied by a Fellow do not need to make an appointment but the above Private Research charges will apply if using Library materials. Fellows may bring visitors to use the Lyell Room (currently a substitute for the Fellows' Room) for informal meetings free of charge.
*Courtyard Societies (proof of membership required)
- Linnean Society
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Royal Astronomical Society
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Society of Antiquaries
**Other organisations (proof of membership required):
- Geological Association of Canada
- Geological Society of America
- Institute of Geologists of Ireland
- Institution of Materials Mining and Metallurgy
***Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (proof of membership required)