Library information for Fellows and Members

Welcome to ZSL Prince Philip Zoological Library & Archives


Book sale in ZSL Library- 4pm - 5.45pm  Tuesday 12 December

Give unwanted books a new home and pick up a bargain!

A book sale of duplicate and out of scope books. Books will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please be `green' and help to rehome and reuse these books. Also please bring you own bags for you book purchases.


New student fellows

ZSL Library is open weekdays so why not call in and use our resources or simply use the Library as a place to study? 

As well as being able to borrow books, consult journals and Zoological Record you can also use our free wi-fi. Search our web based Library catalogue online to check our holdings, it also contains links to some relevant online resources.

No appointment is needed to visit and use ZSL Library, simply call in with your Fellowship card.

If you find you want to consult any of our 'special collections' i.e. historic books, ZSL archives, art works then it is best to agree a day and time with the Library team.

ZSL Library is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm. The Library is closed on all public holidays and at weekends.

ZSL Library is in the Zoological Society of London's main office building, on the Outer Circle of Regent's Park, approximately 200 yards East of ZSL London Zoo's main gate and adjacent to the ZSL Meeting Rooms.

Find out more information about the Library.

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Why not include ZSL Library in your next visit to ZSL London Zoo?

Members of ZSL can access ZSL Library, one of the major zoological libraries in the world, simply by showing their membership cards.

The Library contains a wide range of books and journals on all types of animals and their conservation, with a special collection of material relating to zoos.

Members can use the Library for reference purpose only, however Fellows may borrow books:

Search our Library catalogue online

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Remember : Fellows can borrow 6 books at any one time; Student Fellows may borrow 2 book at any one time. 

Please contact ZSL Library if you would like to receive our monthly list of new acquisitions via email.


Christmas Closure

We will be closing on 22 December 2017 and re-open on 2 January 2018.


Library Tours for Fellows

Next Tour for Fellows - TBC

If you would like to arrange an induction prior to the next official tour, please contact the Library as we are happy to run tours on an adhoc basis. 

Fellows are also welcome to call in to the Library, without a prior tour, on production of their Fellowship card - staff are always on hand to help first time visitors.

To make a booking, or an enquiry, please email, or call 020 7449 6293.