The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.Find out more
In our library, we have an extensive card catalogue and index to our medieval and early modern archive, and most of our modern one.
You can also see detailed indexes for the three main Abbey medieval cartularies (Westminster Domesday, Liber Niger and St Martin Le Grand) and separate indexes for the seal collection and lease books.
We’re currently in the process of transferring this enormous archive catalogue onto a database, and it will eventually be available online.
There’s a separate card index for the library's contents, and we are also gradually entering these into the database. But in the meantime, you can use this index in the library.
Westminster Abbey Library
I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.