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Commonwealth Library and archives


The library and archives hold collections relating to the administrative and programme work of the Commonwealth and its 53 member countries dating back to 1965.

Library stock is organised around programme work and research carried out in Commonwealth countries in the regions of Africa, The Americas, Asia, Caribbean and the Pacific in the topic areas of:

  • democracy;

  • governance;

  • social, economic and sustainable development;

  • youth; and

  • development of small and vulnerable states.

Their aim is to provide information resources and archival holdings to staff, member governments, academics, students and other members of the general public. Full Story


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