It is an excellent research resource for exploring the history of the British Army and learning more about its impact on the wider world.
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm*
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
* Scheduled closure on 25 April 2019
Lower Ground Floor Lower Level
Via the lift in the Discover More gallery
Our archive of documents contains a wealth of material for researching:
Our library contains over 55,000 books, and represents a particularly strong collection of regimental and campaign histories. We also have over 3,670 maps and charts and 10,000 separate photographic collections available to view.
Computer terminals are available for visitors to study our collections and access extra research resources. Our Templer Study Centre staff are also on hand to offer their expertise.
Anyone wanting to undertake study or research in the Templer Study Centre will need to register for a free Reader’s Card. You can sign up on arrival.
Reader’s Cards are free, but to obtain one you will need to bring two different forms of identification, one of which must be photographic, and one of which must have proof of address.
If you would like to request material ahead of your visit to the Templer Study Centre, you should first register for online ordering. This will allow you to login to the pre-ordering version of our Inventory Search.
From there, you can identify items from the archives, photos, books, periodicals and journals collections, and have them waiting for you on arrival. Once you have selected the items you wish to view, you will be asked to book a time and date for your visit.
You will need a Reader's Card to access collections material at the Templer Study Centre. If you do not already have one, please bring photographic identification and proof of address with you on your first visit.Register for online ordering