Contact us

Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8740
Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8745

Library enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8760

To contact individual staff members, see the Staff/contact page.

To send us your feedback, see the Feedback page

Visit us

Tube stations: Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines); Goodge Street (Northern line); Russell Square (Piccadilly line); Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines).

Take a virtual tour of the IHR with Google. You can navigate between floors using the floor numbers on the right hand side.

Opening times

Monday to Friday9.00 am8.45 pm
Saturday9.30 am5.15 pm

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time.

Library users making a special visit are advised to check availability of items before visiting.

The library closes at public holidays, Easter and between Christmas and New Year. We close on the day of the University of London’s Foundation Day event, held annually in November.

Closure dates for 2017-18

Christmas 2018-19Saturday 22 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive.

The IHR will close at 5.30pm on Friday 21 December 2018.

Easter 2019Thursday 18 April to Tuesday 23 April inclusive
Early May Bank Holiday 2019Monday 6 May
Spring Bank Holiday 2019Monday 27 May
Summer Bank Holiday 2019Monday 26 August