Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section has closed permanently and merged with London Metropolitan Archives.

Following the reorganisation of Guildhall Library and City archive services generally, the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library has now closed. Most of the archive and manuscript collections and archive services for the City of London are now concentrated at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) in Clerkenwell, a mile north east of Guildhall Library. At LMA there is the full range of consultation facilities, conservation support, reprographics services and spacious areas for research and study. The vast majority of archives will now be consulted at LMA. LMA's archive catalogue is available online. If you require any further information please contact LMA by email or phone us on 020 7332 3820.

A few important archives will continue to be housed and consulted at Guildhall Library. The key collections are:


Full information for accessing these three collections is available on our website.

The list of Black and Asian people in the records held by the former Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section is still available.