Book The Library

Can we tempt you to some supper?

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The Library of Mistakes is available to hire as a venue. With its unique central Edinburgh ambience, combining sangfroid with joie de vivre, it is a most suitable gathering place for dinners or drink receptions. While not as large as the New York Stock Exchange, it can comfortably host up to 14 diners in comfort, or more for a drinks reception.March_dinner_LoM

To enquire further, please contact the Keeper.

To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.

Barbara Tuchman

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Why Should You Visit The Library of Mistakes?

Comprehensive Collection

A comprehensive collection of books and other materials related to business and finance and our failure to learn the lessons of the past.

Relaxed Setting

We welcome everyone – financial scholars, researchers, the retired, students and enthusiasts to our peaceful reading rooms.

Worldwide Coverage

Our collection addresses all the countries of the world.

Email facility

You can email scanned documents to yourself or a colleague within the limits of copyright law.

Classified Collection

We have split our collection to help you navigate the world’s business and financial history.

Opening Hours

Library open 0900-1700 Monday-Friday. Now open 9am-5pm on Saturdays as well. We follow the same holidays as the London Stock Exchange.

Best Business and Finance Reference Library

Our new library is growing and aims to provide the world’s best finance and business reference library.

Online catalogue

Explore our collection online and verify we have the books you need before you come to visit.