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Which library in the greater London area has the largest combination of mathematics and history sections (i.e., the optimal pair)? Otherwise, which has the largest mathematics section?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to HSMSE, opinion-based question are not allowed. Please be more specific about your request. $\endgroup$
    – Mauricio
    Jan 12 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ The British Library in St. Pancras / Kings Cross is home to most of the historically significant manuscripts and textbooks, but direct access is strictly by appointment only. Otherwise, the university libraries would be your best choice - Imperial College, UCL, etc... $\endgroup$
    – nwr
    Jan 12 at 16:51
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    $\begingroup$ You can get a reader's ticket for the British Library without much trouble. Then you can go in whenever you like, without appointment. But you have to read the books there (no borrowing). $\endgroup$
    – fdb
    Jan 13 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps: Senate House Library, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel. +44 (0)20 7862 8500. Website (including details of how to become a member): Senate House Library | University of London. I'm posting this as a comment rather than an answer, because it's decades since I've been there; but they had an extensive collection of textbooks and mathematical journals, and I was always able to find what I needed. I don't know anything about their strength in history. (Edit: I seem to remember going there mostly for journals, not books.) $\endgroup$ Jan 15 at 14:50