Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


Members of the Society, researchers, students and visitors are welcome to use The William Morris Society Library at our premises in Hammersmith, London.


  • William Morris’s own works of literature and poetry; translations of sagas; political writings and lectures; writings on utopia, art, architecture, design and typography; letters and collected works.
  • Books, articles and theses on the many areas of Morris’s interests, including works about him, his contemporaries and those influenced by him. Subjects covered include Pre-Raphaelite art, architecture, design, textiles, wallpapers, stained glass, printing and the Kelmscott Press, philosophy, politics and socialism.
  • Biographies of William Morris, Jane and May Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin and their circle and of many others including W.R.Lethaby, C.R.Ashbee, George Bernard Shaw and William de Morgan.
  • Catalogues of exhibitions, including a collection of material published in 1996 to mark the centenary of William Morris’s death.
  • The Journal of William Morris Studies, previously the Journal of the William Morris Society, and other publications of the Society including the annual Kelmscott Lectures.

You can search the library catalogue here. This takes you to the Collections page. Deselect any of the options highlighted and select the William Morris library. You can search on author, title or subject e.g utopia, stained glass, literary criticism.

The full text of the Journal of William Morris Studies is available here.


The Library is for reference use only. Please contact the Librarian to make an appointment or to discuss your research interests.