Copying Services

In light of recent government’s announcement regarding the outbreak of coronavirus the National Church Institutions have closed both Lambeth Palace Library and Church of England Record Centre.

All staff are currently working from home.  


At the moment the only images we are able to provide are the existing ones, therefore both LPL/CERC won’t be accepting orders for new photography. We are sorry about any inconvenience this may cause you.  


The Library can provide a range of copying services. However, the type of copy which can be supplied may depend on the format and condition of the original as the preservation of material for future generations is the Library's over-riding concern.  The provision of copies is also subject to copyright considerations.

Pre-payment is required before any reprographic work can be done but please do not send money with your initial order.  The Library will advise on cost and payment methods.

Please click on the links below for further information on individual services. Images are usually supplied in digital format.

Note that some images of some items from the collections are available via the image management system.

Abbas and Temple Combe, St.Mary (ICBS 06287)

Digital Photography

The Library can provide digital images via ShareFile (a secure online file sharing service) or by e-mail.


Self-service Photography

Details of self-service photography.

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


Several of the Library's collections have been microfilmed in their entirety, and new microfilming of collections can be arranged.

Joachim III, Oecumenical Patriarch (Douglas 78, f.1)


Information on ordering standard photocopies.
Faculty Office Marriage Allegation (FM1-248, f.323)

Microform Printouts

Printouts from Library collections available on microfilm or microfiche.