What does the Archive contain?

  • Stationers' Company Registers or Entry Books of Copies 1554-1842 (Copyright records for the period 1842-1924 are deposited at The National Archives. Further information about them is available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk )
  • Court Books, 1602 to the present day
  • Membership records, 1555 to the present day
  • Legal and official records, from 1557
  • Records relating to bequests, charities and pensions, 1593 to 1929
  • Records relating to property owned by the Company from 1674
  • English Stock records 1603-1961
  • Financial records, from 1605
  • Family papers
  • Miscellaneous ephemera which includes invitation cards, programmes, etc

A microfilm edition of the Company's records: The Records of the Stationers' Company 1554-1920 (Cambridge: Chadwyck -Healey, 1986), - 115 reels of microfilm - is available to researchers at the following libraries in Great Britain and overseas:-

Great Britain

  • Aberdeen University Library
  • Cambridge University Library
  • Dublin, Trinity College Library
  • Leeds, The Brotherton Library
  • London, The British Library
  • Oxford, The Bodleian Library
  • Scotland, The National Library
  • Wales, The National Library

U.S.A. & Canada

  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Cincinnati University
  • Columbia University, New York
  • Delaware University Library
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University Library
  • Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • Texas Technical University
  • Vassar College
  • Virginia, University of


  • Australia: University of Newcastle, NSW; Monash University, Vic; University of Sydney, NSW
  • New Zealand, Wellington
  • Japan, at least 6 libraries


Please note that the Company is currently unable to respond to external enquiries.

Researchers, including family  historians and genealogists, are advised to consult the microfilm edition of the records and the publications listed above.

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975