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This service is available to all Fellows, Student Members and employees of Corporate Patron companies. Most books, journals and maps are available for loan. 

Loan entitlements

  • Fellows and Student members: up to 10 books/journals and 10 maps
  • Corporate Patrons: up to 15 books/journals and 15 maps

Postal loans

Items can be sent by post anywhere in the UK and Ireland. We use Royal Mail and items can be posted by First Class or Special Delivery (there are some items which must be sent Special Delivery). We ask that you return the cost of postage, for which we will email an invoice.

Email the Library via to request items by post, or call +44 (0)20 7432 0999.


The loan period is 4 weeks. Loans can be renewed for an unlimited number of 4 week periods for up to 1 year, provided they are not required by another reader. 

Please email the Library via or call +44(0) 207 432 0999 to renew your items. 

You can also renew your loans online via a Library Catalogue Account using your Fellowship number/Reader code and PIN. 

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Fellows may send someone to collect books on their behalf by prior arrangement.

Library material may not be taken abroad or lent to others.

Library Catalogue


Search for books, journals and maps using the Library catalogue.