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Library Membership

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

Free membership is available for all those undertaking historical research.

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 is free for all.

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Membership arrangements

Academic staff and fellows

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

Postgraduate students

Free membership for postgraduate students from any university worldwide.

Undergraduate students

Free membership for undergraduate students from any university worldwide. 

Independent researchers

Free membership

Staff of Libraries, Archives, Galleries and Museums

Free membership

Information for course tutors and supervisors

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

How to join, renew or update your free membership

Please join by completing the membership form.