Contact us

Please address general enquiries to:
Congregational Library
14 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0AR
Phone: 020 7387 3727

Visiting the Library

Access to the collection is through Dr Williams’s Library and their rules and regulations apply. A general guide to the facilities and services can be downloaded here. [PDF 96KB]


Visitors are welcome to use the Library, but should contact the Library in advance.   They must sign the Visitor’s Book as well as the Daily Register and bring some formal identification such as a passport, University Library card (with signature and photograph) or driving licence.

You must contact the Library before your visit if you wish to consult the manuscript or rare book collections.  You will need to register separately for a manuscript reader’s ticket, this takes about fifteen minutes.   You must bring some photographic identification (passport, driving licence etc).  Certain manuscript collections are not available for conservation reasons, and access to the Library’s ‘select’ manuscripts is highly restricted.

Postgraduate and other students need to write to the Director in advance of their visit to ascertain the specific requirements for access.

The Library is at:
14 Gordon Square,
London, WC1H 0AR

The Library is in Gordon Square, very close to Euston Station (and only a couple of blocks away from the British Museum in Bloomsbury and the British Library in St Pancras).

The nearest tube stations are Euston Station and Euston Square.   Russell Square is within walking distance.

Library opening hours:

Mondays 10.00-17.00
Tuesdays 10.00-18.30
Wednesdays 10.00-17.00
Thursdays 10.00-18.30
Fridays 10.00-17.00

Regular library closures:

The Library is closed at weekends and on bank holidays, with extended closures over Christmas, New Year and Easter (from the Thursday before Good Friday to the following Tuesday, inclusive). It is advisable to check before making a special visit as the Library occasionally closes for special events.


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