Books and pamphlets
The library collection covers all aspects of international relations, international economics, and energy, environment and resource governance. Details of books and pamphlets can be found in the catalogue.
The New Books List is updated every month.
Periodicals and newspapers
The library holds journals across all areas of international affairs, including theory, regional studies, economics, security and energy.
There is a 15-year run of most titles, plus online access to 1,500 full text journals. In addition to peer-reviewed academic titles, the library also offers authoritative regional news bulletins and current affairs weeklies.
The library has complete sets of Chatham House's journals: International Affairs (1922-date), The World Today (1945-date), and Bulletin of International Affairs (1925-1945).
Details of periodicals can be found in the catalogue.
The eLibrary is a search engine that allows you to search 1000s of full text journal articles, newspaper articles, library records and other sources. More information about our electronic collections can be found on our electronic resources page.
The Chatham House archives comprise a range of documents, including meeting transcripts from 1920 onwards, photographs of Chatham House, selected correspondence, and study group and publications records.
A selection of meeting transcripts are available to members electronically through A Library Without Walls.
Access to the archives is available to Chatham House members and those with a study need, by arrangement with the library.
The archive catalogues are available in hard copy in the library. The catalogues for two sections of the archives are available on the National Archives website:
Once you’ve found the details of the items you require on the catalogues, please email the Library Team with a list of what you require, and some brief information about why you need to access the material.
At least 24 hours notice is required to retrieve papers from the archive.
A Library Without Walls
Chatham House members can access archive documents electronically, using A Library Without Walls, which contains transcripts of speeches given at Chatham House from 1920 to 1965. Current members of Chatham House can register to access the speech and meetings' archive.
If you would like to access this, and you are not a member, you can take out an Associate Membership of Chatham House to gain access to this, and many other e-library resources.