Who can use the Library

The ZSL Library is open to all - please see below for access details and limitations on usage.

General Public

Members of the public who are not members of ZSL or the RES may request a Library reference ticket. Please note that you will be able to use the Library for reference only. No books may be removed.

Please bring proof of your address and photo identification with you on the day that you wish to join the Library: this is necessary even for day tickets. You will be asked to complete an application form on your first visit and a ticket will then be posted to your home address.

  • If you do not bring the identification detailed above you will be refused access to the Library
  • If you plan to visit ZSL Library withgroup of four or more people, a please contact us in advance at library@zsl.org , on 0207 449 6293 or via our online enquiry/feedback form
  • Library users below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting ZSL Library
  • ZSL Library regulations for Members and Reference Ticket Holders (86.94 KB)

 


Fellows of ZSL

Fellows of the Zoological Society of London are welcome to use the Library and borrow up to six books at a time.

Since September 2011 Student Fellows have been able to borrow up to two books at a time.

Please bring your Fellowship card with you when your visit.

ZSL Library regulations for Fellows (321.86 KB)

ZSL Library regulations for Student Fellows (321.42 KB)

ZSL Library regulations for RES Members (111.03 KB)

 


ZSL Members

ZSL Members are welcome to use the Library for reference only, no books may be removed. Please bring your membership card with you.

ZSL Library regulations for Members and Reference Ticket Holders (86.94 KB)

Find out how to become a Member of ZSL

 


ZSL Visiting Library Scholars

Scholars from around the world are welcome to apply and receive privileged access to ZSL Library for a period of time, giving an opportunity to study rare or unique items in the collections.

Find out how to apply for an honorary position as a visiting library scholar. 

 

Special Collections

Please refer to our regulations for Special Collections if you wish to consult ZSL Archives, art works or images  ZSL Library Regulations for use of `Special Collections' (166.65 KB)

Find out how to become a Member of ZSL