The Library

A Reseacher's Goldmine!

The Merchant's House Library currently possesses over five thousand books. We aim to develop and promote published literature relating to the history and role of The Merchant’s House and the events, way of life and history of rural and urban England in the seventeenth century.

We also house and develop a body of published literature on the history and development of Marlborough and its surrounding villages, and keep back runs of over 70 specialist journals. By prior arrangement with the Trust Office, the library can be used for research and small group tours are available.