RNIB Research Library is Europe's largest, most comprehensive and diverse collection of print and electronic materials about partial sight and blindness.

About our Research Library

Our Research Library is open to anyone with an interest in the field of sight loss.

We have public PCs with JAWS and Zoomtext software for general use by blind and partially sighted visitors, and for research purposes by sighted users. There are also OCR scanning, audiovisual and photocopying facilities.

The library holds over 22,000 books, pamphlets, journals, reports, offprints and videos on all aspects of sight loss. Short abstracts are provided for many items, including journal articles. 

Many items can be borrowed by residents in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Contact the team via the details below to find out more information about the titles in our collection.

If you wish to visit the Research Library, we recommend that you ring first so we can help you get the most out of your visit.

Contact details and opening hours

  • RNIB Heritage Services,105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE. We are located on the lower ground floor, immediately opposite the exit from the lifts.
  • Telephone: 020 7391 2052
  • Email: [email protected]

We are open from 10:00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (On Wednesdays we close at 4pm).