The RUSI Library of Military History is a unique collection of national historical and cultural importance. The collection is dedicated to developing our knowledge of war and shaping theoretical approaches to modern military thinking.
An integral part of RUSI, the Library is home to over 16,000 volumes which form a unique and ever-growing repository of books. Our collection contains a broad range of military history texts, including:
Eighteenth, ninteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century military affairs
Extensive collections on Crimea, The Boer War, Napoleonic campaigns, World War I and World War II, The Cold War and many other historic events
Reference texts and journals including the Royal United Services Institute Journal and the United Services Institution of India journal
The library is fully accessible to both members and non-members, though members have the added privilege of borrowing books at any time.