Two library guidebooks are available, both written by the Fellow Librarian, Dr Christopher de Hamel.



Guidebook2 The Parker Library is a small booklet that gives a history of the library and an overview of the collection with full colour illustrations of many of its most famous manuscripts.


The Parker Library: Treasures from the Collection is a larger format book, featuring a greater sample of the library’s treasures with more detailed descriptions and numerous full colour illustrations.

Guidebook1a Guidebook2a

Both books are available in person from the porters’ lodge at Corpus or by post from the Parker Library ( The smaller guidebook cost £5 and the larger £10 (there will be a small charge added for postage and packing).

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