The Library of the Society of Friends was founded in 1673 and is one of the largest collections relating to Quakers and their activities in the world. It is an inspiring resource for understanding peace, prison reform, humanitarian assistance, and the anti-slavery movement as well as Quaker history, faith, thought and practice. The collections include books, periodicals, manuscripts and visual materials, as well as the archives of the central organisation of Quakers in Britain, known as Britain Yearly Meeting.
We aim to collect and preserve Quakers’ historic and continuing recorded heritage, increase access to information about the Society of Friends and encourage research. We also support Quaker meetings in managing Quaker records and meeting libraries.
About this blog
This blog is written by the staff of the Library of the Society of Friends. We aim to introduce you to our unique collections and their preservation, and bring you up to date news about the Library, including new accessions, service developments and details of forthcoming events.
Quaker Strongrooms replaces our earlier twice yearly Newsletter. BeFriend a Book donors will continue to receive an annual newsletter focusing on preservation work, including highlights from the blog.
We encourage comments on this blog so do tell us your opinions. To ensure that the blog is enjoyable to all who use it, comments are moderated.
Copyright and ownership
Text, images, videos and other media on this blog are copyright of the Library of the Society of Friends, licensed for use, or out of copyright to the best of our knowledge unless otherwise stated.
If you are the copyright owner of material posted on this blog then do contact us and we will withdraw the material on receipt of your written objection and proof of ownership.
For information about joining the Library, opening hours and how to get here, see our website: www.quaker.org.uk/visiting-library