The Marlowe Society Library
The Marlowe Society was pleased to announce in 2007 that it had established a Library in Faversham, Kent, thanks to a great deal of hard work by former Chairman Mike Frohnsdorff. The Society is also extremely grateful to Colin Parry, who has spent the last year cataloguing the best part of 500 books which the Marlowe Society Library now boasts. The catalogue is now available online, and this page also provides information about using the library.
Where is the Marlowe Society Library?
The Society's Library is housed in one room at the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre in Faversham, Kent, whose details are shown on the right. There is a good train service to Faversham from both London Victoria (just over an hour) and Canterbury East (less than 15 minutes). The Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre is then a short walk the length of Preston Street from the station.
How Can I Get Access to the Library?
The Library is available for use by all Marlowe Society members. Two keys to the library room are held by Committee members: please contact to arrange a time to visit. Note that the Society does not allow books to be borrowed or removed from the Library.
How Can I Find Out What Books are in the Library?
We now have an online Marlowe Society Library Catalogue that details all the books contained in the library. You can filter, sort and search the Catalogue to find the book or books that you are looking for. Click on the Help button for guidance about using the Catalogue.
What Else is in the Library?
The Library contains a back catalogue of all Marlowe Society Newsletters and Research Journals, as well as other one-off publications such as the Westminster Abbey Poets' Corner Souvenir Booklet. The Library also holds the archive of Society papers, which includes items dating back to formation of the Marlowe Society in 1955 (see Society History - Note 1).
What Study Facilities Does the Library Have?
The Marlowe Society Library Room provides a peaceful and comfortable environment for study. There are desk surfaces for taking notes or for working on a laptop. There are power-points to plug a lap-top into, but no internet connection.
10-13, Preston Street,
Kent, ME13 8NS.
tel. 01795 534542
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 10am-1pm