Contact details

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About the library

Bishopsgate Library is an independent special collections and reference library that offers free public access to its world-renowned collections on London, labour, co-operation, protest and LGBTQ+/alternative sexuality histories. The library is open to everyone, with no membership required. As well as its unique and fascinating historical collections, it continues to collect a broad range of books, pamphlets, periodicals and archival materials.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Bishopsgate also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of Bishopsgate's records in Library Hub Discover here.