About the IHR Wohl Library

Historical research and writing are supported by our Wohl Library, one of the world's greatest open-shelf collections of primary works, reference materials, bibliographical and archival guides. Spread over five floors, our refurbished reading rooms provide an excellent place to undertake research, supported by a team of expert librarians. 

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September 2020: partial reopening of IHR Library

From September 2020 we are pleased to offer a partial re-opening of reading rooms at the IHR Library for those requiring access to collections.

History Day

Every year, we host a gathering of history researchers, librarians and students to explore the latest in collections, across London and the UK.

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