Digital Collections

Since 2021, St Bride Library have begun the work of digitising some of our most frequently researched collections, bringing our unique treasure trove of print and design history to a global audience online.

Early type specimens

You can view our digitised collection of pre-1831 type specimens here.

This digitisation project was carried out thanks to the generous donations of our St Bride at 125 crowdfund supporters.

High resolution images of the type specimens can be purchased from the library. Please contact for further information.

Talks archive

St Bride Library hosts a variety of print and design talks, covering everything from film poster design to handwriting. An archive of our recorded talks is available to view here.