As a national reference collection, the Library is open to members of the public, either in person or by telephone or e-mail.
Opening hours are from 10 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays).
If you are planning a visit to the Library, it is advisable to contact us in advance, especially if you would like to consult specific items or if you are visiting from a distance.
The Library and Archives will be closed on the following days:
- Wednesday 23rd July (between 12 and 2pm)
- Friday 12th September (afternoon only)
- Monday 15th September
The Archives will be closed to visitors between Monday 14 July and Friday 25 July - we apologise for any inconvenience
The RBGE Archives are available for consultation by appointment only. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to book an appointment.