Library & research
The definitive resource for research into all aspects of the Abbey’s history is the extensive and historic collections belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.Use our library and archives
About our collection
The books and manuscripts in the historic Library of the Dean and Chapter date from the 16th century. Our archives go back to the tenth century, when the Abbey was founded as a monastery.
We regret that the library is closed to research visits until further notice. Find out more
We also hold extensive photographic collections, featuring the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church. You can buy prints and digital images – please contact us for details of availability, prices and reproduction fees.