Arrange a Visit

The Library of Mistakes is not a lending library and materials must not be removed from the premises.

The Library is now operating a system where we have set hours when the space is open and can be attended without booking. For other times, an appointment must be made within the following parameters.

We are a small library that hosts many events and visits. Please consult these pages before travelling as times are subject to change.

For bookings, please allow 72 hours for us to respond in order to open the library for your booked time.

Bookings from 10 am - 12 pm
Open to all 12 - 3 pm
Bookings from 3 - 5 pm

Bookings from 10 am - 5 pm

Bookings from 10 am - 2 pm
Open to all 2 - 5 pm

Bookings from 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, UK Bank Holidays

Other dates when the library is closed
The library will be closed on the following dates in 2024:

***Thursday 23rd May 2024 - apologies but the open session is closed today due to issues with the door!***
Please check back nearer the time of your visit for updates

For Bookings, please register on this page. Your application will be reviewed and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

A note about privacy

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).

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The Library of Mistakes Course

The online version of our renowned course, is available for both finance professionals and nonprofessionals.

As featured in the Financial Times

In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University

Use the Library

We hold a selection of quirky curiosities and fine collection of books — all related to the ups and downs of financial markets and businesses throughout the years.

You can view a sample of the books (and more) by clicking the button below.

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