Register as a Reader of the Library of Mistakes

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Before you can visit the Library of Mistakes, you need to register as a reader before making an appointment. Please fill in the details below. Your application will be reviewed and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Please be assured that we will not pass your details on to any third party. We will refrain from sending you annoying over-frequent emails (we will send occasional emails relating to library events, etc, but only of direct importance to our membership).

If you are under-16, you need to get the permission of a parent to apply.

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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 and follows 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.