The Club House
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm. It is closed for Bank Holidays, over Easter and Christmas, and for staff holidays. The Administrator is also at the Club to assist members until 7pm on evenings when there is a lecture.
We regret that staff holidays and sickness can also result in the office being closed, occasionally at short notice, particularly on a Monday or Friday.
For more information on the Club's location, please see how to Find Us
The Library was founded in 1858, in the first year of the Club. In 1972 it was established as a separate charitable trust, managed by trustees appointed by the British Mountaineering Council, the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club.
Diaries, correspondence, and press cuttings are welcomed as gifts or deposits to the Archives. The Honorary Treasurer of the Library will readily advise on procedure for making bequests and tax-effective covenanted donations.
Available in paper format are a number of 1:50,000 maps of the Indian Himalaya. These are only available for use in the AC Library, but may be copied.
The Club provides comfortable bunkroom accommodation in central London. Members can stay in our bunkroom for free from Monday to Thursday when travelllng on behalf of the Club or on mountaineering business. Four bunk beds are available for use by members. Please bring a sleeping bag and towel.
To arrange your booking, please contact the Office Manager at the AC. Keys can be collected during office hours.
(Please note that the bunkroom at the Club House is a benefit strictly for the use of Alpine Club members)
Lecture Theatre Rental