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  BSMGP Library - Location and Access


The BSMGP’s Library of stained glass books and journals is housed at the premises of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE, roughly mid-way between Piccadilly and Green Park Underground stations (Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Victoria and Jubilee Lines).

The Society’s holdings are located at basement stacks 375 and 386, door 6. Locations of other books can be found from the computerized catalogue accessible from the terminals on the library main (first) floor.


  • Members of the British Society of Master Glass Painters may use the Society's Library for reference and without appointments on presentation of a current membership card to the Antiquaries' Head of Library and Collections.
  • Research students of stained glass require a recommendation from their supervisor, and should make an appointment before a first visit; contact the BSMGP Librarian.
  • Members of the public may apply to the Library for access for a limited period; contact the BSMGP Librarian.
  • The Library is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday; use of the Library on Thursdays after 1 pm is restricted to Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries. The premises are usually closed on public holidays,during August, and between Xmas and New Year. Details of closures will be found on the Antiquaries' website www.sal.org.uk. ).


Library material can be photocopied for a charge,subject to copyright and if there is no risk of damage. Alternatively material may be photographed without flash. Photocopy requests and photography permissions should be addressed to the Antiquaries' library staff.



Saint Matthew reading. Courtesy of Sir John Soane’s Museum


Saint Matthew reading. Courtesy of Sir John Soane’s Museum




Library overview


History of the Library



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