Widening access to books about London

Time to celebrate! A library milestone has been reached with the complete online cataloguing of one of our hitherto “hidden” collections, the Bromhead Library. The Bromhead Library consists of about 4,000 items pertaining to the history of London. Those printed before 1800 were catalogued online some years ago. Now the vast majority of the collection, the nineteenth- and twentieth-century books, have been added. These range from exquisitely coloured folios to books about specific London suburbs (e.g. Sweet Hampstead and its Associations), coach directories and general guide books – perhaps the most scintillating title is London night and day: A Guide to Where the Other Books Don’t Take You. Books are fully searchable by author, title, subject, keyword or classmark,