Guildhall Library

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Admission Free
see below
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

The collections are being re-organised - please check the website for current situation

There are 3 sections: Printed Books, Prints & Maps and Manuscripts. Mainly relating to the City but also London generally. Most items can be retrieved within 15 minutes but some require prior notice. No retrievals 12-2 Saturdays. ID may be required for some items. (Tel 020 7332 1868/1870)

The Prints & Maps section has moved to LMA. The telephone number for enquiries is 020 7332 3820 and the email address is

The Printed Books/Manuscripts section is open Monday to Saturday 9.30-5pm. Some books and records (including microfilms) are on open access. (Tel 020 7332 1863/1862). Closed until Spring 2010.

Photocopying is restricted but digital photography may be possible. Ask staff for information on copying services.

An online catalogue of holdings is available
Information leaflets on Manuscripts are available
Collage is an image database of 25,000 items from the Guildhall Library and Gallery. 2010