Access the Collections
Accessing the Collections
Find out how to gain access to our Archives, Library and Objects collection, and about reprographics and reproduction requests.
We encourage engagement with our Collections, and are happy to receive requests from researchers, filmmakers, family historians, and anyone else passionate about history and art. Where possible, the Archives and Objects collections are open to public access. To see a full list of everything we hold, please see our catalogue.
Accessing the Archives
Our Archives are held at two different locations – at the Cathedral and at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
Opening times: Monday to Wednesday, 10am-4pm (pre-book only).
To book an appointment and for all other enquiries please contact the Archivist.
Archives at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
40 Northampton Road
020 7332 3820
Opening times: Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm (no booking required).
Details of our archives held at LMA can be found on their catalogue under the reference number CLC/313. All arrangements to view material must be made directly with LMA. For further details, please see LMA’s visitor information page.
Accessing the Library and Objects collections
For all access enquiries relating to the Library, please contact the Librarian. Please note that there is currently no online catalogue for the printed book collections, but the Librarian will be able to assist with any enquiries.
For all access enquiries relating to the Objects collections, please contact the Head of Collections.
Images for personal research
- Researchers are welcome to take photographs for personal research purposes, at staff discretion, free of charge
- Requests for digital images via email are also welcomed. Please contact the Collections department for more information.
Images for commercial reproduction
Subject to copyright restrictions, images from our Collections can be provided for commercial reproduction including:
- academic articles
- online use
- television and film.
For further information, including making a permission request and finding out details of costs, please contact the Head of Collections.