German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
Fax: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2055 / 7404 5573


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Extended Library Opening Hours

We are pleased to announce that from 16th September the GHIL Library will be open every weekday evening. 

Monday to Friday
Opening hours 9.30am to 9.00pm
Service hours 9.30am to 5.00pm 

The extended opening hours are for registered users only.  

Services available 9.30am – 9.00pm

  • Read and study in quiet and spacious work areas in a beautiful historical building
  • Use the library catalogue
  • Access eBooks, eJournals and databases
  • Free internet via Wi-Fi and library terminals
  • Scanner and photocopier (scan for free to a USB drive)
  • Hot drinks at cost price

Additional services available 9.30am – 5.00pm and by appointment

  • Registration for new readers (please bring a passport photo and recent proof of address)
  • Library induction
  • Assistance using the library (including ladders)
  • Help with finding literature on your topic

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact