Our library offers specialist books, journals and online resources covering international relations. Our collection ranges from 1920 to the present day.
Library access is a benefit of Chatham House membership
Individual and corporate members can use the library, borrow items, and access online resources. Associate members can access online resources and visit the library twice a year.
Opening times 
The Library is now open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 - 17.00. Please contact us to book your slot.
There are three timed visitor slots on each day:
•    A maximum of five members are allowed in the library during each time slot;
•    Our seating has been arranged to allow for safe-distancing;
•    The library will be cleaned between each time slot;
•    Please wear a face covering when moving around the library*;
•    Returned books are subject to 72-hour quarantine.
*Please inform us when booking a slot if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
The library team are available to answer your queries during normal working hours, and members can continue to access online resources through the eLibrary.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7957 5723 (Only monitored on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-17.00)
Twitter: @ChathamHouseLib
Our eLibrary is a major benefit of Chatham House membership. Members use the eLibrary to access the best online international relations resources, including:
- Content from thousands of world newspapers via NewsBank
- 2000 + online journals via databases including JSTOR and Political Science Complete
- Databases IMF eLibrary, OECD Main Economic Indicators and more
Access the eLibrary and other online resources by logging into MyAthens.
Library Catalogue
The library catalogue includes books, pamphlets, meeting transcripts, and expert comments covering all aspects of international relations.
If you’re not a member of Chatham House you can explore our catalogue here.
Online Archive
Chatham House partnered with Gale (part of Cengage Learning) to digitise over 90 years of the library archives. This includes subject-indexed briefing papers, special reports, audio recordings and transcripts.
Access the online archive by visiting the library or a subscribing institution.
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