Zoological Society of London Library

Contact details

Website: http://www.zsl.org/about-us/library/ Contact form: https://www.zsl.org/contact-the-zsl-library Email: library@zsl.org Tel: 0207 449 6293

Photo of ZSL Library

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About the library

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity, whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. ZSL Library has an important role in communicating information about, and inspiring an interest in animals, habitats and their conservation. It contains a unique collection books on all aspects of zoology and animal conservation. The book holdings date from the sixteenth century to the present day, and include many of the magnificently illustrated folios of the nineteenth century; books on the development of zoos and menageries; books by Fellows of the Zoological Society; the history of the Zoological Society and zoology.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit ZSL 'who can use the library' page for information on access conditions. Proof of your address and photo identification are required to register as a reader.


Zoological Society of London data on Copac

Example record from the Zoological Society of London:

The ZSL animal photography prize 2013. / [By Zoological Society of London.]
  Published: London : Zoological Society of London 2013

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