National Jazz Archive
Traps Hill, Loughton
Essex IG10 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8502 4701
To make an enquiry to the National Jazz Archive the best way is to complete the form provided below. When you click on the 'send' button it will use email to send the information you supply.
Alternatively e-mail or telephone us using the details supplied here. If you want to make an appointment to see something specific at the Archive, telephone our research archivist David Nathan, who will be happy to help.
The entrance to Loughton Library is next to a public car park and is easy to find
To view any of our digitised archive materials that have copyright restrictions, you will need to make arrangements to visit the Archive reading room when it is open.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Archive's reading room
|Monday||10am - 1pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 1pm|
|Wednesday||10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm|
|Friday||10am - 1pm|
Following the latest change to national COVID-19 restrictions and updated risk and safety reviews, a decision has been made jointly with Loughton Library to close the National Jazz Archive from Monday, 4 January 2021. Although safety will continue to be our priority, it is hoped this will be a short-term measure and the decision to close all access will be kept under regular review. Further updates will be provided on this website should the situation change.
Loughton Library, which houses the National Jazz Archive, is accessible by wheelchair through an automated double-width door. It also has an induction loop system to assist those with a hearing impairment. The lift is located to the left as you enter the building, providing access to the first floor.
The adjacent public car-park has designated disabled parking bays. Please note that there are no wheelchair accessible toilets available within the library.
The National Jazz Archive is located on the 1st floor of Loughton Library, which is located approximately two miles beyond the north-eastern edge of London.
The nearest motorway access is at junction 5 (exit northbound only) of the M11, and junction 26 of the M25. If you’re using a satellite navigation device, please enter our postcode – IG10 1HD – and look out for the turning into the library grounds off Traps Hill. There is a public pay-and-display car park available next to the library.
Loughton station on the London Underground is approximately a 15 minute walk away, with frequent trains to/from the centre of London. Alternatively, bus routes 20, 167 and 397 stop at Traps Hill and serve London and other parts of Essex, and Hertfordshire.