The London Library, London

Refurbishment and rationalisation of the Grade II listed London Library founded by Thomas Carlyle in 1841. With some one million books and periodicals, The London Library is the largest independent subscription library in the world. Additional buildings have been added over the years to deal with the high demand for shelving capacity. This development provides additional space by extension into a recently acquired adjoining building in Mason’s Yard, to the North of the library, for staff, members and stock. Environmental conditions within the existing building will be improved to assist conservation of the books.

Phase 1 completed 2008, Phase 2 completed 2011.

The London Library

Haworth Tompkins Architects



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