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Address
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EE
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Opening Times
Today (Monday) St Bride Library is closed.
Tue 12noon-5.30pm, Wed 12noon-9pm, Thu 12noon-5.30pm
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Free
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St Bride Library

This 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

Opening and closing times for St Bride Library

Today (Monday) St Bride Library is closed.

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
12.00
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17.30
Wednesday:
12.00
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21.00
Thursday:
12.00
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17.30
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

Map for St Bride Library

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

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City Thameslink Station
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Snowhill NCP
5 minutes walk

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93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, WC2A 1DU 6 minutes away from St Bride Library

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Bridewell Theatre  EC4Y 8EQ EC4Y 8EE - 0 minute walk from St Bride Library

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Tours | Until 31st December 2016
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Dr Johnson's House  3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Leisure | Until 17th August 2015
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St Paul's Cathedral  6 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2015
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Museum of London  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
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Museum of London  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015
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Museum of London  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Tours | Until 4th August 2015
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Museum of London  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016
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Tate Modern  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Tate Modern  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Tate Modern  9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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