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

The Archive is open to all. To find out about accessing the Archive;

  • Members of the Stationers’ Company can arrange a visit to the Archive by emailing
  • Members of the general public, please click here
  • For remote access options (digital archive and microfilm), please click here