The library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs. It also holds the archives of the RHS and personal archives of notable gardeners and garden designers.
The RHS Lindley Library will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018
and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Please note: any enquires sent over this period will be
received by staff when we reopen.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from
all at the RHS Lindley Library.
Open on two floors
The Upper Reading Room has been refurbished to create an open access lending library and a brand new exhibition area.
The Research Room has also been refurbished to provide better accommodation for our heritage collections. See our Appointments calendar (325kB pdf) if you would like to work in the Research Room.
There is step-free access into the RHS building via a ramped entrance, and into both our Upper Reading Room and Research Room by mean of staff-operated lifts.
The Upper Reading Room may be accessed by three steps with a handrail for support. The Research Room is located downstairs.
Please advise us on your arrival if you require any assistance with access.
Contact the enquiry team at the Lindley Library with library enquiries, including book reservations and renewals.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays) 10am to 5pm. Answerphone available outside these hours.
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