London Transport Museum Library
Library, London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB
The library is in offices adjacent to the main Museum in Covent Garden.
Hours of opening:
|Monday - Thursday||1000 – 1700 (by appointment)|
|Friday||1100 – 1700 (by appointment)|
The Library is open to all free of charge, by appointment. Photo ID and proof of address is required as part of the first visit. See our website for further information.
Librarians in charge:
Caroline Warhurst, Information Services Manager
Helen Grove, Librarian
A member of staff is always available to help visitors find their way round the collections, or to answer queries.
Our full library catalogue is not publicly accessible, but around 4000 items from the collection are listed on www.librarything.com/profile.php?view=LondonTransportMus. Lists for our Frank Pick collection and periodicals are available on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Over 12,000 books and documents; approximately 500 journals, of which around 100 are current titles; two special collections.
Special collections or strengths:
History of London and its public transport:
Buses, trams, trolleybuses, the Underground, railways, taxis and water transport
Art, design, architecture and London’s transport
Transport for London, London Transport and their predecessors
Public transport operation, policy and legislation
Transport in other UK and world cities
Frank Pick Collection:
This is material owned and written by Frank Pick (1878-1941) who was first Chief Executive of London Transport. He was hugely influential on the development of London Transport and took a particular interest in art, architecture and design.
The collection was complied by two brothers, Herbert and Albert Reinohl. There are 180 albums on buses and other public transport from the 19th century to the 1950s. Primarily a ticket collection, it also includes illustrations, press cuttings, journal articles and other ephemera.
Access to the Museum's online collections. Photocopying and printing. See our website for further information about visiting the Library and the Museum.