About HIKS
Learning and Research with HIKS
About the eLibrary
Remote Access
Using the HIKS Catalogue
HIKS Catalogue
Archives and Special Collections
Reading Rooms
Royal Society for Asian Affairs Collection
Kipling Society Collections
Donations and support for Haileybury’s Special Collections

The libraries at Haileybury provide the pupils and staff with excellent resources. The Archive and Special Collections support the teaching at the School but they also foster intellectual curiosity and a love of learning amongst the pupils. In addition to collections, there are two specialist libraries on the Haileybury site.


The Main Library, sited in the southern range of William Wilkin’s quadrangle, contains the main collection of books, journals and audio-visual resources. Dedicated to support of teaching and learning throughout the School, it forms a vital resource for pupils and staff.

There are over 30,000 volumes in the collection, an archive of journals not available via the eLibrary, and over 1,000 DVDs. The resources in the Main Library can be searched using the HIKS Catalogue.


There are several special collections which are used to promote and inspire a love of learning at Haileybury. HIKS is dedicated to encouraging the understanding and used of our collections by the Haileybury community and wider audiences.

To explore the scope of these collections please use the HIKS Catalogue or visit the Special Collections page.


The Royal Society for Asian Affairs Library

Created in 1901 the RSAA Library contains material relevant to Asia, with a particular emphasis on Central Asia. The library also contains a separate collection known as the Hugh Leach Library.

The RSAA Library is available to be consulted by members of the public with sufficient prior notice. Request visit. It is possible to consult the collection’s holding using the HIKS Catalogue.

The Kipling Society Library

Located in Sir Arthur Blomfield’s Clock House, the Kipling Society Library, also known as the Kipling Library, has been at Haileybury since 2015. The collection forms the research library for the Kipling Society and comprises of Rudyard Kipling’s prose and verse, and biographies on Kipling, members of his family, friends and influences.

The Kipling Library is available to scholars, students and interested members of the public with sufficient prior notice. Request a visit.