Folger Shakespeare Library


Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.

Shakespeare belongs to you. His world is vast. Come explore. Join us online, on the road, or in Washington, DC.

Our impact

The Folger’s Annual Report highlights our programs, thanks our generous donors, and provides an overview of our financial statements.

Our impact

Our mission

  • To preserve and enhance our collection
  • To make our collection accessible to scholars and others who can use it productively
  • To advance understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare’s writings and the culture of the early modern world.
America : United States (Mid-Atlantic)
Institution type
Non French Institutions : Museum or library

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