Access to the Library
The library is open to members of the public who would like to use the library collections, free of charge. First-time visitors will need to fill in an application form for a reader’s pass, and provide identification. See Readers’ application form and Readers’ information for more details.
The library opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30 pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm. All visits to the library are by appointment only.
The library collection can be searched online using Heritage.
Anyone wishing to use the library should contact the library staff on 01420 541010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is possible to apply for 1-3 month visiting fellowships at Chawton House Library: further details can be found on our Research pages.
The Library runs a reading group for the discussion of the work of women writers, 1600 to 1830, The group meets each month, September to May, usually on the third Monday of the month at 2pm.
Afternoon tea is available during the Reading Group meetings for £2.50 per person.
All books purchased through our online store with Amazon raise funds for the library.
If you are unable to visit the reading group meetings, or wish to follow the reading group, Librarian, Jacqui Grainger runs a reading group blog.
For more information on any events or to book tickets, please contact the Library on 01420 541010 or email email@example.com