The British Cartoon Archive holds a large collection of books related to cartoons and caricature, dating from the mid-18th century up to the present day.
Titles by Giles, David Low, Reg Smythe and Osbert Lancaster are paticularly well represented in the collection, as are a number of key periodicals such as Punch, Private Eye, Judy and the Strand.
The BCA library also incorporates a number of key collections including:
- Carl Giles Library
- David Low Library
- Eric Linfield Humour Library
- Graham Thomas Collection
- Schartau Rowlandson Collection
- Colin Seymour-Ure Collection