Visiting the Library

Temporary closure of the library and archives

The library and archives remain closed until further notice after the closure of the Royal Astronomical Society building due to COVID-19.

The library team are still on duty and ready to help where possible. Please contact us


We are happy to answer general enquiries about our collections and the services we provide. Before you submit an enquiry, you might find the answer in our book and journal catalogue or our archive catalogue. For details of these and other sources of information on astronomy and geophysics, and biographical information on past Fellows, see Help with your research.

If you can't find the answer to your question on the website, contact the librarian. We can't carry out detailed research for users but will point you in the direction of alternative sources of information if they exist.


Inside the Royal Astronomical Society Library
Royal Astronomical Society Library