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January 2017 Monthly Archives

Search The London Library's Catalogue with Catalyst

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The London Library’s new catalogue search tool, Catalyst is now live.  This is an exciting development for the Library, allowing members to search our print and online resources simultaneously. What does Catalyst contain? Books and Journals – All of the Library’s books and journals acquired since 1950 are now on Catalyst, as well as a substantial and growing…

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A Binding Commitment

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As the Library looks towards the next phase of its award-winning 21st century building project, our Collection Care team is already working hard to make sure our books are ready for action. The past decade has seen many impressive developments to the Library building, from the refurbishment of iconic spaces such as the Times Room…

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Objects of War

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by Judith Finnamore, Head of Collection Care On the night of 23 February 1944 enemy planes flew over St James’s and dropped a deadly cargo of high-explosive bombs. Four landed between Jermyn Street and Pall Mall, with one hitting the London Library’s north-west wing. The Library lost four floors of its 1930s stacks and the…

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