The Library

Library Whole

Home to over 100,000 natural history books, the Library at the Linnean Society showcases a classic double cube design, with majestic pillars rising to the roof. The engraved glass skylights allow natural light to flood in to this stunning room, making it a unique space in central London.

The library is currently NOT available for filming.


  • Disabled Access
  • WIFI Access
  • Capacity (standing): 80
  • The library can be hired for catering – consisting on 2 tea breaks and lunch


Lunches: We can provide a sandwich and fruit buffet lunch (selection of meat, fish and vegetarian) at a cost of £9.00 + VAT per person.

Drinks: We charge £1.50 + VAT per drink with biscuits.

We can also provide:

  • Bottled water (still) at £2.00 + VAT per bottle
  • Fruit juice (apple and orange) at £2.00 + VAT per bottle
  • Wine (white wine only) at £8.00 + VAT per bottle - for evening events only