Vision & Mission
The vision of Lambeth Palace Library is to collect, preserve and make accessible the memory of the Church of England, so its cultural and religious history can be enjoyed by all.
Lambeth Palace Library was founded in 1610 under the will of Archbishop Richard Bancroft.
Designed by award-winning architects Wright & Wright, our new building will safeguard the future of the library and increase the accessibility of its world-class collection.
The Friends of Lambeth Palace Library (registered charity no. 313023) was founded in 1964 to support the Library.
The new Collections Care studio is at the heart of the Library’s design and is central to its mission.
A Monument of Fame contains posts about important items and collections and the stories behind them.