Visiting the Library (including new opening times)

25th March 2020
OPEN TO VISITORS From Monday, 1 June 2020, the Priaulx Library will once again be open to visitors without restriction. Entry is free as always. Please note NEW OPENING TIMES: the Library will open half an hour later every morning. Opening times are now from 10 a.m. Monday to Saturday (and not 9.30 a.m. as previously), until 5 p.m. We welcome enquiries about any aspect of Guernsey and the…


23rd March 2020
PRIAULX LIBRARY - TOTAL CLOSURE The Priaulx Library will be closed to the public and staff until further notice. If you have any of our books, please continue to enjoy them at home. Books can be returned to the Priaulx Library, when the library reopens. All outstanding charges will be waived. Please check the Priaulx Library’s website and social media for further updates on library services.…

Bookbinder visit

17th October 2019
Bookbinder at the Priaulx Library: October 2019

2018 donations to the Priaulx Library

10th September 2019
The World of de la Rue , a 150th anniversary presentation (of the company), from Mrs Geraldine Alford. A photocopy of a photograph of the family of James Henry Torode and Rachel Isabelle Mary Torode (nee Nicholle). From Jennifer Anstiss of NSW in Australia. From Mireille Ball: an illustrated account of Seaplane Bungalow . Jilll Barnicoat kindly donated the following items: Exhibition Catalogues…

Guillermo Tupper: A Guernsey hero's family visit from Chile

10th September 2019
A super morning spent with the lovely Tupper family from Chile - Alexander de Vic, senior and junior, Loreto and Isabel Margarita Tupper, descendants of the famous Guernsey-born soldier and hero of the Chilean Civil War, William de Vic Tupper. Born in 1800, he was the son of John Elisha Tupper and Elizabeth Brock. He was educated in Paris and his family intended him to become a merchant.…

Bookbinding: making appointments

19th June 2019
The Priaulx Library uses Sycamore Bookbinding of Eastwood, Nottingham, to bind and conserve its collections. They also have a Facebook presence. Andy Graves, the Director, visits the Library approximately every quarter. He will undertake private commissions. If you wish to arrange to meet with Andy at the Library on one of his visits, please email him at; owing to…

Donations 2018

10th April 2019
Mrs Geraldine Alford of Guernsey:  The World of de la Rue 150th year anniversary presentation. Jill Barnicoat of Guernsey gave us an Exhibition Catalogue of local artist Eric Snell, another Eric Snell Catalogue, and local books  Guernsey's Forgotten Past , our own publication  Guernsey on the Map , St Martin's (A Parish History) , A Document School Report for Kilimani School,…