Opening Times & Planning your visit
The Library is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm.*
*The Library & Archives will be closed from Wednesday 17 December - Monday 5 January inclusive. We will re-open at 10.00am on Tuesday 6 January.
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 here. 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
21 New Globe Walk