The Society’s reference library, which is available to all members is held at Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury.  It contains a large number of transcribed and microfilmed parish registers.  We also have an online library which comprises a collection of our past Transactions volumes and past Newsletters.

We exchange transactions or journals with 17 national and neighbouring local archaeological and historical societies including:

National Institutions: Society of Antiquaries of London; Institute of Archaeology, UCL (Bulletin).

Neighbouring Counties: Bristol and Gloucestershre Archaeological Society; CBA West Midlands – West Midlands Archaeology; Chester Archaeological & Historical Society (Transactions); Herefordshire Archaeological Trust (Transactions); Historical Society of Lancashire & Cheshire (Transactions); Staffordshire Records Society; Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club; Worcestershire Archaeological Society (Transactions).

Wales: Anglesey Antiquarian Society; Cambrian Archaeological Association –  Archaeologia Cambrensis; Caernarvonshire Antiquarian Society (Transactions); Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society (Transactions); Flintshire Historical Society (Transactions); Merioneth Hist & Record Soc (Journal); Powysland Club – Montgomeryshire Collections; Radnorshire Society (Transactions)

The Society also has a collection of 2l9 water-colour drawings of Shropshire Churches and 170 of other views in Shropshire, the work of J. Homes Smith, of Worcester, in the early nineteenth century.  The collection was bequeathed to the Society by a Mr. G. B. Stretton, a nephew of Hesba Stretton, a Victorian writer of novels and children’s books, who was born at Wellington.  The pictures are held for the Society at Shropshire Archives.