Prince Consort's Library

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The Prince Consort’s Library, the military specialist library of the Army Library Service, is located in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.

Members of the public may visit this library for research purposes provided they make an appointment prior to visiting.

The Library contains a large number of pre Independence Indian Army, and British Army regimental histories, which members of the public may access for research purposes.

Contact details (current at January 2014):

Mr Tim Ward, Head of Library and Information Services
Prince Consort's Library
Knollys Road, Aldershot, GU11 1PS
Tel Mil 94222 5090 | Civ 01252 340090
Fax Mil 94222 5096 | Civ 01252 340096
email: and

Alternative details current at 8 February 2019. Telephone Military 94222 ​5094 Civilian 01252 ​340094. Email: pcl@​alibs.​detsa.​co.​uk [1]. Civilian phone number noted to be current at 1 December 2023.

Disabled access is "extremely difficult" because the Prince Consort's Library is a Victorian building with lots of steps and stairs.[2]

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 0830-1700 hrs, Friday 0830-1630 hrs.[1]

As the Library appears to be located in an Army base, a security pass for yourself and car may be required, which may take time to arrange. Enquire when arranging your appointment.

Other libraries in Aldershot

The public library in Aldershot has a good Military Collection.[3]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Aldershot Garrison: Libraries Updated: 08 February 2019, now an archived webpage.
  2. WW2Talk Forum post Richard Holmes Memorial Event 3rd March 2012 (retrieved 6 May 2014)
  3. seaJane. The Military Chest Magazine Great War Forum 4 July 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2021.