St Bride Library

 
 
ADDRESS
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue 12noon-5.30pm, Wed 12noon-9pm, Thu 12noon-5.30pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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St Bride LibraryThis specialist library off Fleet Street houses 50,000 books and 3,500 periodicals, catalogues and directories on printing. From techniques to type faces, graphic design to typography, if it can be printed you'll find it here. If you're not sure what you're looking for, staff are happy to help. When it first opened in 1895, the library also house a printing school; the school eventually moved out and is now the London College of Communication. Not just a depository for academic research on medieval printing, the collection is kept up to date with the latest on digital typography and web design. Type is one of the highlights, with punches, matrices and founders' type from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Early forms of printing including wood blocks, copper plate and lithographic stones show the various techniques used to reproduce images over the years. The library also runs an active events programme for and by people who are passionate about typography, graphic design and print.

 

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St Bride Library  The view from St Bride Library, 1899  

St Bride Library - The view from St Bride Library, 1899

St Bride Library The view from St Bride Library, 1899 

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Opening and closing times for St Bride Library

Today (Thursday) St Bride Library closes at 17.30

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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17.30
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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21.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
-
17.30
 
 

Friday:

Closed
 
 

Saturday:

Closed
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - St Bride Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Blackfriars Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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121 Holborn, EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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Museum of London 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Exhibitions | Until 30th December 2014 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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