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Library Membership

We welcome academics, researchers and postgraduate students from around the world.

Memberships are available for all those undertaking historical research

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Why join the IHR Wohl Library?

Become a part of a community of historians and researchers and access one of the world's greatest open-shelf collections of published primary and reference works covering Britain, Europe and the Americas. 

Make use of a quiet and comfortable library in the heart of Bloomsbury for your writing, study or academic projects. Draw on the expert skills of a team of professional history librarians to support your research.

Membership arrangements

Free membership for academic staff and fellows from any university worldwide.

Free membership for postgraduate students from any university worldwide.

Free membership for undergraduate students from any university worldwide. 

For 2019/20 we are able to offer free membership. Please note this is for a trial period.

Free membership

Tutors are welcome to contact us to arrange group visits and discuss how our collections could support students.

How to join

Please join by signing up at the Reception Desk on your arrival to the IHR. Our reception team will gladly help you fill in the Library Membership form. A card will be issued right away.

We regret that at present we are unable to take advance registrations online.