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Keeping truth alive since 1933

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide. The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Current opening hours and important visitor information

The Library is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.

The Reading Room closes early on Fridays, at 1:30pm

The Library is closed on Bank Holidays.

Closure Notices

The exhibition will be closed for refurbishment works from the 22 July until the 13 September. Find out more here.

The Library will be closed to all visitors from 24 – 26 July

The Reading Room will be closed from 19 – 23 August for our annual stock check



If you have a query please email or call 0207 636 7247.

For collection related queries please email

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Getting here

The Wiener Holocaust Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

Underground: Russell Square, Goodge Street, King’s Cross

Bus: 188, 168, X68, 7, 59, 68, 91

Rail: Euston and King’s Cross.

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Opening times

10am – 5pm
10am – 5pm
10am – 5pm
10am – 5pm
10am – 5pm (exhibition), 10am – 1:30pm (Reading Room)
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The Wiener Holocaust Library is the oldest Holocaust archive in the world.

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In recent years, demands upon the Library have increased as we face rising antisemitism, racism and Holocaust denial.

Becoming a member is a powerful way you can support us in working towards our wider mission. In return you can enjoy of our exclusive member benefits and know that you are playing a significant role in the future success of the Library.

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