Entrance to Great Hall, Lambeth Palace

The Library will close for Easter at 7.30pm on Thursday 2 April and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 14 April 2015.

The Library is open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10am to 7.30pm on Thursdays. Please note that the Library is closed on Mondays.

Access to our printed collections will be severely curtailed until at least August 2015.

Queen Anne's Bounty First Charter (1704)

The Church of England Record Centre holds the archive of the central bodies of the Church of England: the Church Commissioners, Archbishops' Council and National Society, as well as the records of their predecessor bodies.


Interior of Newton in Clifton church, Staffs

The ChurchCare Library at Church House, Westminster houses books and other material relating to ecclesiastical architecture and related topics.

English Book of Hours c.1280-1290 (MS 3599 f.64v)

Join the Friends of the Library to support its work and to receive copies of some of the Library's publications and invitations to events. Please see the Friends' webpage for a link to the Friends' current social events.

The Martyrdom of St Stephen

A timeline showing a selection of the books and manuscripts that the Friends have enabled the Library to acquire since their foundation 50 years ago.

The Church
of England
Lambeth Palace Library has been designated
as an outstanding collection by the
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council