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Library & research

Catalogues

In our library, we have an extensive card catalogue and index to our medieval and early modern archive, and most of our modern one.

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You can also see detailed indexes for the three main Abbey medieval cartularies (Westminster Domesday, Liber Niger and St Martin Le Grand) and a separate index of the seal collection.

We’re currently transferring this enormous 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 in the process entering these into the database. In the meantime, you can use this index in the library.

Contact us

Westminster Abbey Library
East Cloister
London
SW1P 3PA

[email protected]

020 7654 4830

The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.

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