Preserving and sharing our Masonic heritage
Detail of silver Masonic punch bowl (1924)

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Online access to thousands of books pertaining to Freemasonry.

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View our large collection of items used by Masons through the centuries and around the world.

About the Library & Museum

The Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry is named after noted Masonic author and Brother Henry Wilson Coil.

The author of eight books, Coil’s most notable work is Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia (1961, revised in 1996), the last well-known Masonic encyclopedia published by an American author.

Founded in 1996 with a generous contribution from Henry Wilson Coil, Jr., the library and museum collections and archives cover centuries of Masonic history as well as more than 150 years of Freemasonry in California.

Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry
California Masonic Memorial Temple
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

The library is open to the public by appointment

Joe Evans, Collections Manager
(415) 292-9141