Society Library


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The Marlowe Society Library is a dedicated reference library for members

The Society acknowledges with gratitude the generous legacy given by the late Roger Crawley. Funds from his legacy are being used to make our library and resources more easily accessible to our members and to a wider public.

The Marlowe Society was pleased to announce in 2007 that it had established a Library in Faversham, Kent and it holds the best part of 500 books. (See link below for book list.) The Society is extremely grateful to Colin Parry and to our former Librarian, Paul Moorbath, who, between them, have catalogued the books.

Where is the Marlowe Society Library?

The Society’s Library is housed in a tiny upstairs room at the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre in Faversham, Kent, above a wonderful museum. 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. Be sure to make an appointment in advance by telephone (01795 534542). Reference only – books cannot be borrowed or removed from the Library.

How Can I Find Out What Books are in the Library?

Click here to view the Marlowe Society Library 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.

What Study Facilities Does the Library Have?

The Marlowe Society Library Room provides a peaceful environment for study. There is a desk and power-sockets, but no internet connection. There are several cafes nearby.