The Caird Library

The Museum's Caird Library is a comprehensive specialist reference library and a rich research resource for all.

The Library is open Monday to Friday, 10.00–16.45, and on Saturdays 10.00–13.00 and 14.00–16.45.

To request items to view in the Library, please register with our library ordering system Aeon.

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Staff publications

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude catalogue
Accompanying our major new exhibition, this publication explores the history of the Longitude problem, the people involved and how its...
Turner and the Sea catalogue
This beautifully illustrated book brings together many of Turner’s most celebrated seascapes, from his transformative Academy paintings of...


Research areas and projects

Hogarth, Detail from A Rake's progress
A major new AHRC-funded five-year research project on the British Board of Longitude, led by Professor Simon Schaffer and Dr Richard Dunn.
John Speed map detail
The Centre supports research on the Museum's imperial and maritime collections, and seeks to engage a wider audience...

Fellowships and internships

The Museum has a long-running Research Fellowship programme covering maritime history and other disciplines exploring the cultural, social and political aspects of maritime history. New fellowships are advertised in September/October each year. 

Staff profiles