Print Collection

The Congregational Library holds over 50,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals concerned with Congregationalism, Puritanism and Dissent in general. Congregational Library holdings are managed by the Dr Williams’s Library staff and made available in their reading rooms.

The online catalogue of Dr Williams’s Library printed books includes: all books printed before 1801, all books acquired by the Congregational Library from 1998 onwards, and its entire collection of hymns and sacred music – the most wide-ranging and ecumenical part of its holdings. This excludes a vast range of material in our collection for which the reader must resort to the Card Catalogue on-site at Dr Williams’s Library.

See the Print Collections A-Z for a break down of the main print collection divisions in the Congregational Library, click here.