Opening Times & Planning your visit
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.
The Globe Library & Archives will be closing for Easter at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 2nd April, re-opening on 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 14th April.
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