Library information for Fellows and Members

Welcome to ZSL Prince Philip Zoological Library & Archives

Latest: During the National Lockdown ZSL Library & Archives remains closed.

We will announce here when we are able to offer services again.


Online Library Catalogue

This is available 24/7 and contains links to relevant online resources as well as listing our holdings.



If you have borrowed books from us already, we will automatically renew the loan period.



There is no need to return borrowed items as we are automatically renewing loans.

If you do wish to return any borrowed items, please put them in an envelope or bag and hand in at the East Service Gate which is located opposite the ZSL Main Offices, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY.

Please mark the envelope/bag for the attention of ZSL Library and write the date you have returned the item on the package so that we can quarantine returns for 72 hours.

Returned items can be left at the East Service Gate 11am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday only.



General Library information

We have thousands of books available for borrowing, and a host of online resources.  Search our Library catalogue online to check our holdings and explore the collection.

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

Find out more information about the Library.

Lead image of the library


ZSL Library & Archives are 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.

Search our Library catalogue online to find out about our books, journal holdings, art works and archives

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External view of ZSL Offices and Library
External view of ZSL Library & Archives and Offices



Library Tours for Fellows

Tours for Fellows

These Tours have been cancelled and ZSL Library is currently closed. 

Scientific Meeting now online.


Two Library visitors viewing manuscripts and drawings depicting birds
Library Visitors viewing Hodgson's manuscripts