Visitors are welcome in the Archive Reading Room without appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 10am - 1pm. If you have specific research to undertake it is advisable to contact us in advance with your area of research so that we can prepare materials for you.
If you need to carry out research yet aren’t able to visit us in person, you might find our enquiry service useful – please contact us if you’d like more information.
How to Find Us
The National Jazz Archive is located on the 1st floor of Loughton Library, which is located approximately two miles beyond the north-eastern edge of London.
The nearest motorway access is at junction 5 (exit northbound only) of the M11, and junction 26 of the M25. If you’re using a satellite navigation device, please enter our postcode – IG10 1HD – and look out for the turning into the library grounds off Traps Hill. There is a public pay-and-display car park available next to the library.
Loughton station on the London Underground is approximately a 10 minute walk away, with frequent trains to/from the centre of London. Alternatively, bus routes 20, 167 and 397 stop at Traps Hill and serve London and other parts of Essex, and Hertfordshire.