The Library is open for reference use. It contains a comprehensive collection of printed books and manuscripts on every facet of Freemasonry in England as well as material on Freemasonry elsewhere in the world and on subjects associated with Freemasonry or with mystical and esoteric traditions. The collections include Masonic music, poetry and literature. There are a number of notable examples of fine eighteenth and nineteenth century bindings.
Admission to the Library and Museum is free of charge. It is located on the first floor of Freemasons’ Hall, there are lifts available which are suitable for most wheelchairs.
Users are required to complete a Reader Registration Form (PDF opens in a new window) and to provide identification and proof of address when they first use the Library or Archives.
A number of power sockets for laptop computers are available.
A staffed photocopying service and photographic service is provided.
For details of current charges see photocopying and photography guidelines.
Staff are always pleased to help visitors with historical enquiries or to respond to telephone, written or e-mail enquiries and can advise about how to use Library and Archive resources. Staff cannot, however, undertake extensive research on individual enquiries.