Humanist Library and Archives (Conway Hall Ethical Society)

Contact details

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Photo of Interior of The Humanist Library and Archive at Conway Hall

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About the library

The Humanist Library and Archives at Conway Hall Ethical Society, located in Red Lion Square in Holborn, strives to be the national research library for Humanism and closely related subjects. It is the foremost resource of its kind in Europe and the only library in the UK solely dedicated to the collection of Humanist material. It is freely available to the general public.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availablility on Copac? No

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Inter-library loans are possible.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes. The Library is open to the public, Sunday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm. Please note, due to staffing restrictions, readers are advised to make an appointment to ensure that the Library will be open when they plan to visit and that the material they seek is available. Appointments may be made by letter, phone or email. Readers are also requested to read the Library Rules before visiting. Full visitor and access information at:

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the Conway Hall Humanist Library and Archives' contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.

Humanist Library data on Copac

Example record from the Humanist Library:

Letter from Moncure D Conway to the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, 27 Feb 1882.
  Written: 27 Feb 1882

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