The ZSL Library is open to all - please see below for access details and limitations on usage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- Library Regulations for Reference Users (66 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.
Fellows of the Royal Entomological Society (RES)
Fellows of the Royal Entomological Society are allowed to use the Library and borrow two books at a time. Please bring your RES card with you.
ZSL Members are welcome to use the Library for reference only, no books may be removed. Please bring your membership card with you.
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.