Guildhall Library blog | The original Library at Guildhall was founded in the 1420s. Today, it is a major public reference library which spe...

Guildhall Library blog | The original Library at Guildhall was founded in the 1420s. Today, it is a major public reference library which spe...

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 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.

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.

A scene from inside Guildhall Library - featuring the image 'South Prospect of the City of London', created by an anonymous artist around 1720.

A scene from inside Guildhall Library - featuring the image 'South Prospect of the City of London', created by an anonymous artist around 1720.

An image from the collections of Guildhall Library. We hold over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

An image from the collections of Guildhall Library. We hold over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

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.

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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.

Bisset Adams - Guildhall Library. £1 million refurbishment of Guildhall Library in the City of London

Bisset Adams - Guildhall Library. £1 million refurbishment of Guildhall Library in the City of London

'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

'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

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/guildhall-library/visit-us/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/guildhall-library/visit-us/Pages/default.aspx

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