The Libraries

The Royal English College has three libraries, the Pigskin Library, Biblioteca and a new modern library, as well as holding the archives of St Gregory’s College, Seville, St George’s College, Madrid, and the English Hospice at San Lucar de Barrameda.

It also holds some archives from various Spanish institutions in the city, such as the Mercedarian house, the College of San Ambrosio, San Ignacio and the Casa Professa of the Society of Jesus.

Anyone who is interested in using the libraries for research purposes should make initial contact with the vice-rector by emailing

Visiting The College

Although our primary focus is always priestly formation of the seminarians, when we are able to do so we warmly welcome groups and individual visitors who would like to learn more about St Alban’s crucial role in the life of the Catholic Church.

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