ZSL Library is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm. It is closed on all public holidays and at weekends.
Important notice for library users
Please note that from 14 August, for six weeks, there will be some building work taking place in the Library. We will try to remain open but may need to close. Please check in advance if you plan to make a special visit to ZSL Library.
Free Wi-Fi is available in ZSL Library
Free wireless internet access is now available in ZSL Library. To connect your laptop to the wireless network you simply need to request a password from the Library desk (the password will be changed on a weekly basis).
Please ask Library staff for further details when you next visit ZSL Library.
An introduction to Brian Houghton Hodgson
Discover more about the pioneering zoologist who described many Himalayan species for the first time.
Artefact of the Month
Founded in 1826, the ZSL Library has amassed one of the most extensive zoological collections in the world.
Every month one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library, ZSL London and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoos will feature here as ‘Artefact of the Month’, helping you to discover the historical wonders that ZSL has to offer.