Society of Antiquaries of London Library

Contact details

Website: http://www.sal.org.uk/library/ E-mail: library@sal.org.uk Tel: 020 7479 7084

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About the library

The library of the Society of Antiquaries of London is the major archaelogical research library in the UK. It holds British county histories, a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books on the antiquities of Britain and other countries, and a wide-ranging collection of periodical titles (British and foreign) with runs dating back to the early to mid-nineteenth century.

A wide range of subjects is covered, with the focus on:

  • British and European archaeology
  • British record publications
  • Architectural history
  • Decorative arts
  • Numismatics, heraldry and genealogy

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • Society of Antiquaries of London Library: GL2
Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? The library is reference only, but material may be photocopied subject to copyright.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

Location

Society of Antiquaries of London data on Copac

Example record from the Society of Antiquaries of London Library:

Title: Heraldic church notes from Cornwall : containing all the heraldry and genealogical particulars on every memorial in ten churches in the deanery of East, with copious extracts from the parish registers, annotated with notes from wills, etc. / edited by Arthur J. Jewers.
  Published: London : Mitchell and Hughes [1889]

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.