Sion College Library

On the closure of Sion College Library in June 1996, the manuscripts, the pre-1850 printed books, and the entire pamphlet collection were transferred to Lambeth Palace Library.  The post-1850 collections were removed to King's College London.


The collections were well documented in a series of catalogues and inventories produced in the course of its history from 1632 to the closure of the Library in 1996. A guide to these is available via the link on the right of this page.

Sir William Hamilton at Mount Vesuvius (Arc E61.1-H18 pl 38)

Sion College Finding Aids

Details of the catalogues and lists of Sion College material.

Sion Benefactors Book

Sion College Manuscripts

The Sion College manuscript collection includes material from the 11th to the 20th centuries, totalling some 300 volumes. 
Historia Aethiopica - hippo (B78.2-L96)

Sion College Printed Books

The Sion College printed books collection includes 35,000 items, many of which complement the Lambeth Palace Library collections.