Library & research
Using our library and archives
The library is now open to researchers on Mondays - Thursdays. There may be restricted access from the end of April until after the coronation.
Please contact us to make an appointment as seating is limited. We are usually open Mondays - Thursdays, 10.30am - 4pm (except for National holidays and we may close due to special services at the Abbey).
Students will require a letter of introduction from a supervisor. If you wish to bring a PC it must work off batteries. Photography is not normally allowed by readers. There is no online catalogue of our holdings available.
The Library is situated in the east cloister next to the Chapter House. Entry is via Dean's Yard and the cloisters.
We may be able to supply digital copies or photocopies of documents (depending on their condition) to assist your research if you are not able to visit in person.
We also supply images for publication and media use (but requests for new photography may be subject to a delay).
Westminster Abbey Library