Hamnet

What is Hamnet?

Hamnet is the Folger Shakespeare Library’s publicly available online catalog. Hamnet contains bibliographic records for many of the important parts of our collection, including the following materials:

  • Most materials published since 1800
  • All STC books (English imprints 1475–1640)
  • All Wing books (English imprints 1641–1700) shelved by Wing number and
  • About 90% of Wing books shelved by accession number

Other materials include all incunables (that is, books printed before 1501), courtesy books, and promptbooks, as well as all 18th-century English books shelved by LC call number, 

Hamnet also includes bibliographic records for all copies of the Shakespeare Folios and for most single-play editions of the plays published after 1700. (It does not yet include records for 18th- through 20th-century sets of Shakespeare’s plays.)

Please note that our cataloging efforts have been largely focused on English materials, so there are a number of continental books that are not in Hamnet. Readers should always double-check our card catalogs when searching for material. If you are not on-site, please e-mail reference@folger.edu if you have questions about whether or not we have materials in our collection.

Who can use it?

Hamnet is available to all - scholars, students, and enthusiasts. 

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