The Priaulx Library - open to all

The Library and its resources are open to visitors, school and educational groups throughout the year.


If you wish to consult items not on the open shelves, such as newspapers or material from the strongroom, please ring in advance so that we may provide you with the best service we can.

Opening Times

The Library is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Thursday and Saturday, and on Fridays from 10 am until 5 pm, excluding Public Holidays. If you require specific material or have a question to ask us, it always helps if you ring in advance!

Tours for groups are available at other times on request.

Contact Us


Membership of the Library is free and available to residents of Guernsey, Herm, and Sark. It's easy to join - please ask at reception. Non-members may use all of the Library facilities, but only members can borrow books. 

Membership form

Borrowing Books

Members may borrow up to four non-reference books for a maximum of three weeks. Renewals can be made in person, by telephone (+44 1481 721998) or online. Overdue fines apply. Only members resident in Guernsey may borrow books. Books from the Priaulx Library may not leave the island.


Group Visits

The Library welcomes visiting groups and offers special tours of our collections and the building. Evening visits can also be arranged. Special requests can also be made to view specific parts of the Library's collections, such as the maps or the rare books.

Contact us

Group Visits


As part of its service to education, the Priaulx Library supports the teaching of local studies in Guernsey schools. The Library provides guided tours, one-to-one sessions and special support for teachers and students on the Library's resources and on specific subject areas. Contact Sue Laker.