French delegation visit the Library, May 2013

The link with this part of France and Guernsey is historically very strong, with a fundamental part of the original social and cultural institutions of the island being based in this region, and we hope to build on this already firm foundation and expand and strengthen our linguistic and genealogical links in the years to come. On show were our newspaper collection—seeing the Battle of Waterloo…

The Library welcomes the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The Earl and Countess of Wessex took a tour of the Priaulx Library as part of a two-day Bailiwick visit. They saw displays of 18 th - and 19 th -century material relevant to local history and some of the finest pieces from the Library's collection of rare books, including a mediaeval Book of Hours . Members of the team who installed the Library's new lift were proud to meet them, and…

Recent donations 2012

Calling all film buffs! Guernsey Filmmakers has donated to us its archive,consisting of a scrapbook of press cuttings since the club's inception in 1966, which will be kept updated, and an archive of all the clubs on DVD, which can be viewed in the Library (with headphones!). So get watching! Patrick Devaney has kindly donated to us a collection of prints of drawings of Guernsey by Brian…

A lift for the Library

A lift has now been installed in the Library, together with improved facilities for the disabled. Although the majority of the Library's public areas are at ground-floor level, the newspaper room is one of the most used in the building and is situated on the first floor, while the Council Room is on the second, so improving access will benefit many of those who make use of our Library. This was a…

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