School of Advanced Study, University of London

  • Address: Senate House
    Malet Street



Since its foundation in 1921, The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) has been an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. Full details of its extensive range of activities and services can be found at

The IHR Library forms part of the University of London central libraries while remaining an integrated part of the Institute.

The Library is one of the most wide ranging and comprehensive collections of printed historical sources in the UK, and is designed for use by researchers at postgraduate level and above.  Divided into national and topical collections, books are held in open and closed access locations, with a request service operated by library staff.  All material is reference only.