Welcome to the Library of the Society of Friends. It is free and open to everyone. Opening hours are Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm.

Special closure

Please be aware of following closures:

  • Tues 12th - Fri 15th November
  • Fri 13th December
  • Christmas closure Tues 24th December - Wed 1st January

Getting here

Friends House is at 173-177 Euston Road, London, opposite Euston Station. Follow this link for more information and a map: Friends House - How to get here

Reader registration

We require readers to register by completing a registration form, which is available to download below. Readers must provide formal proof of address (drivers licence, utility bill etc) to register. Britain Yearly Meeting members and attenders do not need to provide proof of address.


Visit our About the collections page for more information about what material the Library holds. We have an online catalogue where you can search for material in advance of your visit. For more information go to Search the catalogue. We encourage you to contact us in advance of your visit. You can pre-order material by emailing us your order on the Contact us page.


We charge £5 per day for self-service photography of library and archive material, payable in cash. You will be asked to fill in a copyright declaration form and to follow the Library's photography rules. We do not allow flash photography, tripods or handheld scanners and require that all material is handled and supported appropriately. Library staff are happy to help if you are unsure. Self-service photography is for private research only, if you require images for publication or display please contact library@quaker.org.uk

Social media

Follow us on Facebook Library of Society of Friends Facebook page.

Find out more on our Quaker Strongrooms blog.


Reader registration form

Complete and bring along to register

For any enquiries regarding your visit or information about accessibility please Contact us.

Contact us

Library of the Society of Friends

020 7663 1135