Wiener Library

Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History
29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP

(020) 7636 7247
(020) 7436 6428 (fax)

Location:                                      

The nearest tube stations are: Russell Square (Piccadilly line), Goodge Street (Northern line) and St Pancras International (Metropolitan, Northern, Circle, Victoria and Hammersmith & City lines) The following buses stop nearby: 188, 168, X68, 7, 59, 68.

Hours of opening:

Monday - Friday 1000 - 1715

The Library is closed on bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Access:

Open to the general public. From the street via 5 steps. Wheelchair users will be able to access the building via an external lift. The reading room is on the first floor and accessible via a lift. First-time visitors have to bring a letter of introduction and some form of picture ID.

There is a membership fee for borrowing books.

Reader places:                           

10

Librarian in charge:                                      

Kat H├╝bschmann

Staff availability:                   

The Reading Room is always staffed during opening hours.

Catalogues:                               

Catalogues for books and pamphlets, periodicals and document descriptions are available online.

Classification:                           

Own scheme

Stock:

60,000 books and pamphlets, 1,300 document collections, 10,000 photographs, 200 current periodicals, AV-material.

Special collections or strengths:

Subjects covered include the Holocaust, the Third Reich, Fascism (including British Fascism), Neo-Fascism, antisemitism, and modern German-Jewish History.

Eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust and unpublished memoirs.

Additional facilities:

Coin-operated photocopier, microfilm reader-printers, video-viewing facilities.

The Wiener Library also organises regular lectures and conferences.