Friday, September 12, 2008


The excellent COPAC -National Union Catalogue of the holdings of UK & Irish Deposit, Research and Academic Libraries - has recently added the catalogues of the Library of the Society of Antiquaries and the City of London Guildhall Library to its database.

The Guildhall Library is one of the oldest public libraries in the country, and has one of the "world’s most comprehensive collections of printed works on London history and also outstanding resources on diverse subjects such as food and wine, gardening, law reports, English parliamentary papers, local history, marine history, clock and watch-making and archery." The Society of Antiquaries has important holdings on archaeology, architecture and the history of antiquarianism.