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Publications, libraries and archives

You can access the Commonwealth's books, documents and other resources in a number of different ways.

Physical library and archives

The Commonwealth's physical library and archives are in Marlborough House in London. They contain publications by and about the Commonwealth, as well as historical documents. 

To see items that are not availale online, please make an appointment to visit Marlborough House. Call 020 7747 6164 or email [email protected].

Commonwealth iLibrary

The Commonwealth iLibrary is an online library of publications by the Commonwealth.

They are all available to read for free and some are available for free download.

For a subscription fee you can download all publications and access special features.

Online bookshop

You can also buy print and digitial copies of books and documents published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in the Commonwealth's online bookshop 

Commonwealth image library

The Commonwealth Secretariat's image library holds 1000s of photos from around the Commonwealth.

You can download and use photos as long as you credit the Commonwealth Secretariat.