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 available for filming at an additional cost. To hire the library for filming you must agree to our filming contract and we must have notice at least 1 week prior. Please note, this room is a working library and will not always be available for hire.


  • Disabled Access
  • WIFI Access
  • Capacity (standing): 80


Lunches: We can provide a sandwich and fruit buffet lunch (half meat, half vegetarian) at a cost of £9.00 + VAT per person (from 1st January 2017). We can also cater for pastries and croissants, available on request.

Drinks: We charge £1.50 + VAT per drink. Biscuits can be provided on request. 

We can also provide:

  • Bottled water (still and sparkling) at £2.00 + VAT per bottle
  • Fruit juice (apple and orange) at £2.00 + VAT per bottle
  • Wine (red and white wine) at £8.00 + VAT per bottle