Chawton House Library
Who we are
Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research and learning centre for the study of early women's writing from 1600 to 1830. Access to the library's unique collection is for the benefit of scholars and the general public alike. Set in the quintessentially English manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward; the library, house and gardens - plus an always fascinating calendar of events - make Chawton House Library a very special and memorable place to visit and enjoy.
Chawton House Library is freely accessible and open to any reader who would like to use the collections, Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.45 pm. Please make an appointment with our librarian Dr Darren Bevin -
For individual visits, group tours and educational visits please contact our Visitor and Learning Manager, Sarah Parry -
Chawton House Library is a UK registered charity. If you can help us maintain access to our library collection, please click the donate button or become a Friend of Chawton House Library by calling 01420 541010 or via our website