The majority of the Company’s historical records have now been digitised, and are available through the Adam Matthew online resource Literary Print Culture: The Stationers' Company Archive. This a subscription-based resource which is accessible via many university libraries, and to readers at the British Library. Members of the Stationers’ Company have free access to this resource; please click here for further details.
A microfilm edition of a large number of the Company’s historic records, The Records of the Stationers' Company 1554-1920, was published by Chadwyck-Healey in 1986. These 115 reels of microfilm provide access to the majority of the Company’s administrative and financial records from this period. The microfilm is available to researchers at selected libraries in Great Britain and overseas; please contact the archivist for further details.
Our membership records concerning apprentices and Freemen of the Company can now be consulted via The Records of London's Livery Companies Online (ROLLCO) at http://www.londonroll.org/. A collaboration between the Centre for Metropolitan History and several of London's Livery Companies, ROLLCO is a fully searchable database of Livery Company membership over time. ROLLCO will be of particular interest to family historians, genealogists and biographers.
ROLLCO is completely free to use. Some other, freely accessible resources which you may find useful are :