The online printed books catalogue includes over 130,000 items held by the Library, including the entire collections of printed books, prints and periodicals. It only contains records for part of the Sion College collections, for which card catalogues and other finding aids are available in the reading room. The Library’s printed collections are also included in the Library Hub catalogue. There are around 59,000 records of early printed books on the CERL Heritage of the Printed Book Database.
Archives and Manuscripts
The online catalogue of archives and manuscripts includes descriptions of original records held at the Library including those formerly held at the Church of England Record Centre, although it is not complete, new entries are being added on a regular basis.
If you cannot find what you are looking for please see our page listing major series that are not yet included.
Selected catalogue descriptions for Library collections are also available via:
Find an Archive
Images from Lambeth Palace Library
Our digital image library contains selected images from the Library’s collections. You can browse images by category and access copies of whole volumes which have been digitised. For more information on the use of images for private research and/or reproduction and publication please visit the Library’s Imaging Services.
Incorporated Church Building Society (ICBS)
Catalogue data on the archive of the Incorporated Church Building Society (ICBS) formerly available via the Church Plans Online website is now available in the archives catalogue. The digitised images of the 13,000 plans are available online.