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Special libraries in London

Contact details for special libraries in London follow. These may be more suitable for your research needs than the British Library.

British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 1444

BT Archives
3rd Floor
Holborn Telephone Exchange
268-270 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 4220
(Please note: wheelchair users may need assistance at the building's entrance – the interior has been adapted for disabled users.)

Hyde Park Family History Centre
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
64-68 Exhibition Road
London SW7 2PA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7589 8561

Imperial War Museum Library
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7416 5432

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7332 3820

National Army Museum Library
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7730 0717

National Art Library
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

National Maritime Museum Library
Caird Library
Park Row
Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6516

Natural History Museum Library
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000

National Archives
Kew
Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: +44 (0)20 8876 3444
The Family Records Centre is now amalgamated with the National Archives.

Science Museum Library
Imperial College Road
London SW7 5NH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 4242

Society of Genealogists Library
Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7251 8799

St Bride Printing Library
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London EC4Y 8EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 4660

Victoria and Albert Theatre Collection
Blythe House
23 Blythe Road
London W14 0QX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2698
(Please note: wheelchair users may need assistance at the building's entrance.)

Wellcome Library
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7611 8722

The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street
London E1 7NT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7320 2222