Discover the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections using our Online Catalogues.

Please note: The Library Catalogue is temporarily unavailable due to unavoidable maintenance work.  We hope to have it up and running again as soon as possible.  Please email us if you would like to visit and need particular books and we will do our utmost to help. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


The Library Collection: This catalogue includes all of our printed books acquired over the last 10 years, as well as many acquired before. A complete card catalogue of all of the books in our collection is available in our Reading Room.

The Museums Catalogue: Browse objects in our museum collection, which includes Tudor and Jacobean furniture, paintings, textiles, and ceramics.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Performance Database:

Search Productions for RSC press nights and cast and crew details.
Search Names for productions involving a particular actor or director, or to browse by character.
Search Theatre to see what archive materials we hold for particular RSC performances (such as prompt books, photographs, music, videos and production records).

The Local History Archive Catalogue: contains items which relate to William Shakespeare and his family as well as a wider local history archive for Stratford-upon-Avon.

Our Local Collection Databases: A range of databases containing information of local interest, such as police charge books and the cemetery burials register.


If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us on 01789 204016 or e-mail and we will do our best to help.