Library Services

Woodbrooke’s library is a private collection of resources which is an integral part of our learning programme and designed primarily to support these programmes. The library is open to anyone staying at Woodbrooke while they are here. We are not currently able to offer individual stays or day visits to the Woodbrooke Centre.

You can view our Library catalogue online here.

For any enquiries about the library, please contact us via

The Quaker Library

The Quaker Library consists of about 10,000 items dating from the 17th century to the present day. All substantial British Quaker publications are stocked, as well as many more ephemeral items from Britain and many important books from abroad. Full runs of major pamphlet series, over 100 current and past Quaker periodicals, audio-visual material and a number of relevant PhD theses are also kept.

Download the Quaker periodicals catalogue

The Main Library

The Main Library reflects the interests and concerns of Quakers today, with substantial sections on peace, conflict resolution, theology, sustainability, Biblical studies, spirituality, social justice and areas of faith in action.

Friends House Library

The Library of the Society of Friends, based at Friends House, is one of the largest Quaker collections in the world. It includes books, journals, manuscripts and visual resources, as well as the archives of the central organisation of Quakers in Britain.

Friends House library catalogue

Local Quaker history 

For local Quaker history, we suggest that you contact the Library of Birmingham which holds the archives and records of Central England Area Meeting (previously Warwickshire Monthly Meeting).

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