The Wolfson Reading Room

The Wiener Library

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
Visitor Info

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Tuesday: 10am - 7:30pm

Weekends: Closed


Free entry

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Our vision is of a continuously developing library, archive and information service for the UK and for the international community, dedicated to supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide, their causes and consequences.

The Wolfson Reading Room is open to the public on weekdays free of charge.

You are welcome to visit us and study our books, documents and photographs in the Wolfson Reading Room. It is not necessary to make an appointment or become a member in order to use the materials available. However, all first-time readers are required to bring a piece of ID.