Library access is a benefit of Chatham House membership

Individual and corporate members can use the library, borrow items, and access online resources. Associate members can access online resources and visit the library twice a year.

Opening times 

The Library is now open by appointment on Mondays and Thursdays 10.00 - 17.00. Please contact us to book your slot.

There are three timed visitor slots on each day:


COVID safeguards:

  • A maximum of five members are allowed in the Library during each time slot;
  • Our seating has been arranged to allow for safe-distancing;
  • The library will be cleaned between each time slot;
  • Please wear a face covering when moving around the library*;
  • Returned books are subject to 72-hour quarantine.

*Please inform us when booking a slot if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.


Phone: +44 (0)20 7957 5723 (Only monitored during opening hours)
Twitter: @ChathamHouseLib

Frequently asked questions

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