The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


The Archive holds the administrative records of the Company since it received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1557. These records include:

  • The Stationers' Company Registers 1554-1842 (Copyright records for the period 1842-1924 are deposited at The National Archives.)
  • Court Books, 1602 to the present day
  • Membership records, 1555 to the present day
  • Financial and legal documents
  • Photographs and ephemera

How to Access the Stationers’ Company Archive

While the Company's Vision 350 Hall Development project is under way, our Reading Room is temporarily closed. We hope to welcome you back to the Archive in July 2022, and will keep this page updated with further developments.  In the meantime, for remote access options (digital archive and microfilm), and information on useful web resources, please click here

Please contact if you have any further questions.    

Online Exhibitions

Our current online exhibition complements our 2021 Archive Evening, Print, Profit and People: Stories of the English Stock. Click here to enter