A selection of some of our treasures on display as part of our 'History and Treasures of Guildhall Library' tours. These monthly tours cover the library's history and include an opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit our basement stores.
A number of our items - particularly those in our London Collection - are available on the open shelves in Guildhall Library. Due to the vast size of our collection, many items are held in our basement stores - but take no longer than twenty minutes to be retrieved.
The Guildhall Library prides itself as the library of London history, and its collections comprise over 200,000 titles from the past seven centuries. Books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other materials cover every aspect of life in London, ranging from clockmakers' records and British parliamentary papers to books on wine and maritime history.
'Dorcas' Statuette. Silver, Birmingham, 1998. The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers. Exhibition at Guildhall Library, 20 January - 29 March 2014. Free admission, Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-5:00pm http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/exhibitions/Pages/The-Worshipful-Company-of-Needlemakers.aspx