As all our visitors are probably aware, 2017 has been a stressful time for the Borough’s library service (of which we’re a part of). But we are pleased to say we are preparing ourselves for a brand new start for 2018 and feel both positive and enthusiastic for the future of our Archive Service. For more information on the Library Service Review, please click here.
We close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and we reopen to the public on Tuesday 9th January. However, our team of four will be returning to work on Wednesday 3rd January where we will carry out our annual stock take. We will use these few days to address issues of preservation and labelling of collections, to improve access throughout the rest of the year and to prioritise collections for cataloguing. It also gives us chance to do a ‘stock-check’ ensuring all material looked at by the public has made its way back to its original home in our stores.
Our new opening times as from Tuesday January 9th 2018 are as follows:
Monday: Closed all day
Tuesday: 10am – 3.30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 3.30pm
Thursday: 10am – 3.30pm
Friday: 10am – 3.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
We will be open to the public during the above times. However, as our search room will only ever be supervised by one member of staff an appointment is essential if you wish to view any items that are stored in our Archive.
Appointments are available between the hours of 11am and 2pm Tuesday – Friday and between 11am and 12pm on Saturday.
Local and Family History resources (such as local history publications, parish transcripts) are available for self-directed research. Please note, however, that an appointment may be required to view items which are securely stored.
We would like to thank all our visitors, enquirers, volunteers and readers for supporting us during 2017 and wish you all a happy Christmas and a bright New Year.