Royal Institute of International Affairs Library
The Library, Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE
Hours of opening:
|Monday||1000 - 1730|
|Tuesday - Friday||0930 - 1730|
Primarily to staff and Institute members. Non-members must demonstrate a research need to access material held in the Chatham House library. Please contact the Library Team in advance to arrange access.
Wheelchair access is possible, with advance notice.
8 desks in Library.
Librarian in charge:
David Bates (Library and Information Services Manager)
One member of staff on duty in the library when the Library is open.
Online catalogue accessed via the Library’s web pages:
Library's own: One to 1989; a new one 1990 onwards.
All aspects of international relations. Focus on the most recent 30 - 35 years, but some primary source material back to 1918 continues to be held. Only most recent 15 years of current periodicals held.
Special collections or strengths:
Special collections: Institute of Pacific Relations and British Commonwealth relations conference papers. Access to RIIA archives for transcripts of speeches and discussion at Institute meetings; 1920 - 1970 transcripts are listed on Access to Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.
Photocopying facilities. Internet access. Material may be held over from day to day. Personal computers may be used in Reading Room. Free WiFi access.