Use of the Library
Who can use the Library?
- Society Fellows, Candidate Fellows, employees of Corporate Affiliates
The following may use the Library for Reference only:
Members of the 'Courtyard Societies' by arrangement with their Librarians:
- Linnean Society
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Royal Astronomical Society
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Society of Antiquaries
Members of the following organisations (on production of proof of membership):
- Geological Association of Canada
- Geological Society of America
- Institute of Geologists of Ireland
- Institution of Materials Mining and Metallurgy
Members of the following organisations (concessionary visitors' fee applicable)
- Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Visitors to the Library
Non-members (not falling into the above categories) can use the Library for reference services only and will be issued with a Visitor’s Ticket. Tickets can be purchased for daily, weekly, monthly or annual use at the following charges (inclusive of VAT):
|Type of User
|Private / Academic Research
|Concessions (Student / Retired / Unwaged)
|Commercial Research / Consultant
Visitors are required to complete the Library Registration Form for Non-Members and provide ID / proof of address.
An appointment is essential for your first visit. To make an appointment call +44 (0) 20 7432 0999+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. All Archive enquiries should be directed to the Archivist.
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 Fellows' Room free of charge.