A copy of the First Folio, a collection of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, is carefully stored and protected in the City of London’s Guildhall Library. The Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London.
The printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. This collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. In addition, the library holds extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes.