London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

Visiting the LNHS Library

The Natural History Museum is in Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD. Download map and transport information.

To reach the new Darwin Centre use the main Museum entrance. From the Museum's Central Hall, go past the huge dinosaur skeleton, through the 'Blue Zone' and walk along Dinosaur Way. At the end is the entrance to the new Centre.

The LNHS Library is located in the Angela Marmont Centre, which is on the lower ground floor of the Darwin Centre.

The Angela Marmont Centre offers a drop-in enquiry service from Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16.00, when an enquiry officer will be on duty and the LNHS Library will be accessible. The centre is also open on some weekends, 10.00 - 17.30, when the Library will also be accessible; see the centre Home Page for more details. You can also book a visit at other times, on-line through Booking, by telephone on 020 7942 5045, or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visitors who are not members of the LNHS may visit the library for reference purposes but are not allowed to borrow books or journals.

The LNHS Library is installed in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity located in the new Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum.

LNHS LibraryOur library is available for reference by both members of the LNHS and the general public; books can be borrowed by LNHS members. There is shelving space for about half of the collection, and so we have put all the books on the open shelves, together with a selection of periodicals. Complete runs of the Society's own periodicals (The London Naturalist and London Bird Report) are available for reference.

You can consult the catalogue of books at LibraryThing.

There is also an online list of our periodicals holdings here.

If you need help you can e-mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further contact details are included in the current copy of the LNHS Programme.

We have basic arrangements for lending books to members, and any member who needs to borrow a specific work should contact the Librarian who will be able to check whether it is available.

LNHS LibraryThe Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity promotes the study of natural history in the UK, and is a resource for all amateur and professional naturalists and UK natural history societies. Easy-to-access reference collections of objects are housed in the Centre. They cover a wide range of UK plants, animals, rocks and fossils and are designed to help naturalists learn more about their chosen groups and identify their own specimens.