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Please note: the Library & Archive will be closed between the 20 December 2016 and 3 January 2017.

Our Library & Archive is a Performing Arts repository, specialising in Shakespeare in Performance. It supports the work of Globe Research and provides research facilities for academics of Undergraduate level and above, directors, theatre practitioners, Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe and independent scholars, from around the world. 


The library holds a research collection relating to Shakespeare in Performance and Special Collections of rare books. To learn more:

Search Ariel, our online Library Catalogue  →
Find out more about the Library Collections  →



The archive holds material relating to all of the plays produced at the Globe since 1996. It also includes records documenting the origins and development of the reconstructed Globe on Bankside. To learn more:

Search our online Archive Catalogue  →
Find out more about the Archive Collections  →