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Here let us breathe, and haply institute A course of learning and ingenious studies

The Taming of the Shrew

The Shakespeare's Globe Library and Archives support the work of Globe Research, while also serving outside scholars and bona-fide researchers. Please note that while we are very happy to advise researchers on resources available, we cannot undertake research on behalf of users.

Opening Hours

The Library is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm. Please note that telephone or email enquiries will be answered between these hours only. Facilities are extremely limited and access is therefore strictly by appointment, and limited to bona fide researchers and Friends of Shakespeare's Globe.

All users must bring a completed application form, together with proof of identification, on their first visit. This application form can be downloaded from the right. We also require external users to provide a letter of recommendation from their academic supervisor or publisher (an e-mail is acceptable). All users will be expected to abide by our terms and conditions.

In order to help us prepare for your visit, please contact the library by e-mail or letter at least a week in advance of any planned visit, providing details of your research interests and any special requirements:



Library & Archive
Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
SE1 9DT 



Archivist - Ruth Frendo (PhD, MSc) 
Librarian - Jordan Landes (PhD, MLS)
Retrospective Conversion Assistant - Mathilde Blum

Further Information and Resources

Ariel: our online Library Catalogue for details on the publications and periodicals we hold.

Collections: for an overview of the theatrical and architectural materials held by the Globe Library and Archive.

Recommended Online Resources: for other recommended websites.