A source of invaluable information

The SGS Library is home to a collection of approximately 30,000 printed books, periodicals, maps and prints ranging in date from the 15th century to the present day. The collection is made up of the Society’s original antiquarian and scientific library and archive, the theological and historical books that make up the Parish Library of St Mary and St Nicholas, a literary collection for Spalding Grammar School, and a modern research collection. The collection also includes the region’s premier collection of printed and manuscript materials to South Lincolnshire and the Fens.

The library is open on Mondays from 9am to 12.30pm, and at other times by appointment. We operate extended opening hours during the summer months and during English academic holidays to accommodate academic researchers and international visitors, on an appointment basis.

Anyone wishing to consult library materials should bring a completed New Reader Registration form, photo ID and proof of address.


Dr Dustin M. Frazier Wood, Librarian
Ms Marion Brassington, Deputy Librarian


Support the SGS Library and Archive!

Adopt a Book or join the Conservation Circle using the links below.