The Armitt Museum & Library www.armitt.com
Deborah Walsh, Curator
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BL
tel: 01539 431 212 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00
Membership not required, fee (small).
Open to all, consultation of manuscript or original art work by appointment only
The Athenaeum Liverpool www.theathenaeum.org.uk
Mr V de P Roper, KSG MA BSc FCLIP
Church Alley, Liverpool L1 3DD
tel: 01517 097 770 / email: email@example.com
Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 13.00-16.00
Postal enquiries welcome. Research facilities may be available subject to application in writing to the Chairman of the Library Sub-Committee.
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute www.brlsi.org
Dr Peter Ford, Education Committee Member
16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
tel: 01225 312 084 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Exhibitions are open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Open to visitors and researchers by appointment - enquiries by letter
Birmingham and Midland Institute www.bmi.org.uk
Mr Philip Fisher, Administrator & General Secretary
9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
tel: 0121 236 3591 / email: email@example.com
Monday to Friday 10.00- 18.00
Some areas open to the public. Research facilities available at the discretion of the Administrator by prior appointment.
Bishopsgate Institute Reference Library www.bishopsgate.org.uk
Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager
230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
tel: 02073 929 270 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Thursday 10.00-17.30, Friday 10.00-14.00, Saturday 10.00-17.30
The Library is open to everyone, with no membership required. All visitors are welcome to explore our varied collections.
Bradford Mechanics Institute Library http://bradfordmechanicsinstitute.weebly.com/
Diane Brown, Administrator
76 Kirkgate, Bradford BD1 1SZ
tel:01274 722 email@example.com
Tuesday to Friday 9.30-16.00,Saturdays 9.30-12.00 noon
Annual Membership Subscription rates: Individual £27.50; Joint £36; Trial 6 months half normal price
Bromley House Library www.bromleyhouse.org
Carol Barstow BSc DipLib MA MCLIP, Librarian
Bromley House, Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL
tel: 01159 473 134
Monday to Friday 9.30- 17.00, Saturday 9.30-12.30. Closed Saturdays in August and Bank Holiday Saturdays
Researchers and other visitors welcome by prior appointment
Central Catholic Library
Teresa Whitington, Librarian
74 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
tel: 003531-6761264 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday 11.00-18.00, Saturday 11.00-17.30
Both visitors and researchers welcome. We are a nationally valuable resource for researchers, particularly in the area of Irish religious history.
Chawton House Library www.chawtonhouselibrary.org
Dr Darren Bevin, Librarian
Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SJ
tel: 01420 541010/ Fax: 01420 595900/ email: email@example.com
Anyone with a genuine interest can consult the collection in the reading room for free providing advance notice is given to the Librarian. The reading room is open on weekdays throughout the year.
The building itself is also to the public, usually between March and October, for a charge. Check the website for opening details and prices.
Chetham's Library www.chethams.org.uk
Michael Powell, Librarian
Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
tel: 0161 834 7961 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday- Friday 9.00-12.30 & 13.30-16.30; the library is closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year
Open daily to casual visitors. Readers wishing to consult material must make an appointment.
The Devon & Exeter Institution www.devonandexeterinstitution.org
7 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ
tel: 01392 251 017 (library) / email: email@example.com
Monday to Friday 9.00-17.00
Postal and telephone enquiries; one-off reference use to bona fide researchers.
Gladstone's Library www.gladstoneslibrary.org
Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research
Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
tel: 01244 532 350 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Residents daily 9.00-22.00; Open to Day readers Monday-Saturday 9.00-18.00
Day readers required to provide 2 forms of ID, one with a recent photograph and one with proof of address. There is a small exhibition on W.E. Gladstone open to the public
Readers wishing to book accommodation should contact the venue to check availability.
The Guildford Institute www.guildford-institute.org.uk
Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH
tel: 01483 562 142 / email: email@example.com
Tuesday-Friday 10.00-15.00, Saturday 10.00-14.00
Non-member library enquiries to the Librarian by telephone, email, letter or in person
The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution www.hlsi.net
Margaret Mackay, Librarian
11 South Grove, Highgate Village, London N6 6BS
tel: 020 8340 3343 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday-Friday 10.00-17.00; Saturday 10.00-16.00 (Closed one week for Easter & Christmas and three weeks in August)
Open to the public for reference only; lending and other services to members; research facilities by prior appointment
Ipswich Institute Reading Room and Library www.ipswichinstitute.org.uk
Hugh Pierce, General Manager
15 Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3AA & Admiral's House, 13 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3BG
tel: 01473 253 992 / email: email@example.com
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00, Saturday 9.00-16.00 (Closed Bank Holidays & Easter Saturday)
Visitor enquiries welcome.
Langholm Library www.langholm-online.co.uk
Mrs Margaret Hall, Chairwoman
3 Walter Street, Langholm, Dumfriesshire DG13 0AX
Tuesday 10.00-12.00, Thursday 19.00-21.00, Friday 10.00-12.00
Researchers and visitors welcome (at other times to above by appointment); postal enquiries require a stamped SAE and a little patience.
The Leeds Library www.theleedslibrary.org.uk
Andrew Morrison, Chief Executive Officer
18 Commercial Street, Leeds LS1 6AL
tel: 01132 453 071 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00, Saturday 9.30-13.00
Individual researchers by prior appointment (please bring a letter of introduction from an appropriate institution or a professional person); group visits by arrangement, participation in Heritage Open Days in September.
Leighton Library www.leightonlibrary.org.uk
Ms Helen Beardsley, Honorary Librarian
Dr Graeme Young, Honorary Custodian
The Cross, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 0AQ
tel: 01786 467236 (Honorary Librarian)/ email: email@example.com
tel: 01786 822305 (Honorary Custodian)/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May – September, Mon. – Sat., 11am – 1pm. Books may also be consulted by appointment at other times at Stirling University Library.
Contact Stirling University Library to arrange study access to books (email@example.com)
Tours by appointment; occasional lectures.
Library of Innerpeffray www.innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk
Innerpeffray, by Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland PH7 3RF
tel: 01764 652 819 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday-Saturday 10.00-12.45 & 2.00-16.45; Sunday 14.00-16.00 (Closed November to end February)
Open to the general public, admission price £5, groups welcome, researchers encouraged.
The Linen Hall Library www.linenhall.com
Samantha McCombe, Librarian
17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GD
Monday-Friday 9.30-17.30; Saturday 9.30-16.00
Reference use by non-members
The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne www.litandphil.org.uk
Kay Easson, Librarian
23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SE
tel: 01912 320 192 / email: email@example.com
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30-19.00; Tuesday 9.30-20.00; Friday 9.30-17.00, Saturday 9.30-13.00
The Lit & Phil is open to the general public and the collections may be consulted by all. There are two members' rooms but these can be visited by request.
The London Library www.londonlibrary.co.uk
Gillian Turner MA MCLIP, Head of Acquisitions
14 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LG
tel: 02079 307 705 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30-20.00; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.30-17.30
Short-term reference tickets available on application, for one day or one week, but without borrowing rights. Visiting parties welcome by arrangement or please check our website for further opportunities to visit.
The Morrab Library www.morrablibrary.org.uk
Annabelle Read, Librarian
Morrab House, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4DA
tel: 01736 364 474 /
Tuesday-Friday 10.00-16.00, Saturday 10.00-13.00
Visitors welcome (£3.00/day); Archive consultation (£5.00); postal enquiries charged according to work done.
The Plymouth Athenaeum www.plymouthathenaeum.co.uk
Mr. Richard Wilcockson, Chairman of the Library Committee
Derry's Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW
tel: 01752 266 079 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00, on application to the Library Chairman, Mr. Richard Wilcockson. Additional opening times to allow for Athenaeum activities and lettings
Large amount of research work. Visitors allowed on request.
Plymouth Proprietary Library www.theppl.org.uk
Ms Chloe Adams, Mr. John Horton, Library Assistants
Alton Terrace, 111 North Hill, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8JY
tel: 01752 660 515 / email: email@example.com
Monday 10.30-19.00, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.00-12.30; closed Wednesday & Sunday
Visitor enquiries welcome; research facilities by prior appointment
On street pay & display parking available and good local bus service.
The Portico Library www.theportico.org.uk
Emma Marigliano, Librarian
57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY
tel: 0161 236 6785 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30-16.30, Thursday 9.30-19.30, Saturday 11.00-15.00
Gallery space, exhibitions and events open to the public during opening hours. Researchers by arrangement. Postal and telephone enquiries welcome.
Saffron Walden Town Library Society www.townlib.org.uk
2 King Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1ES
tel: 01788 523 178 / email: email@example.com
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 9.00-19.00, Saturday 9.00-17.00
The Library is open to the general public but researchers and other visitors are requested to make a prior appointment.
Sybil Campbell Library www.winchester.ac.uk/library
Library, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hants SO22 4NR
tel: 01962 827 306 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors/Researchers by appointment.
Tavistock Subscription Library tavistocksubscriptionlibrary.co.uk
Simon Dell MBE, Honorary Secretary
Court Gate, Guildhall Square, Tavistock, Devonshire PL19 0AE
tel: 07845 176870
Visitors and Researchers are welcome by arrangement. The library holds occasional open days, and the public are invited to Friday morning coffee mornings where they can learn more.
Thomas Plume's Library www.thomasplumeslibrary.co.uk
Erica Wylie, Librarian
Thomas Plume's Library, c/o Maldon Town Council, Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex CM9 4RL
tel: 01621 854 850 / email: email@example.com
Tuesday-Thursday 14.00-16.00, Saturday 10.00-12.00
No appointment necessary, but for groups there is a maximum of ten and they must book in advance
The Thoresby Society www.thoresby.org.uk
Eveleigh Bradford, Honorary Librarian
The Leeds Library, Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL
tel: 07400 443 128 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred)
The library is currently (January 2016) closed following removal. Check the website for re-opening information.
When the library re-opens, prior notice of a visit is essential for access to archive material: enquiries may be made by email or post.
Westerkirk Parish Library
Mrs M Sanderson
Bentpath, Langholm, Dumfriesshire DB13 0PB
19.00 to 20.00 on the 1st Monday of each month. Can be opened by arrangement.
Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, Library and Archives www.whitbymuseum.org.uk
Steve Barnard, Honorary Librarian and Archivist
Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
tel: 01947 602 908 / email: email@example.com
February-Christmas: Tuesday-Friday 10.00-13.00; 1st Sunday of the month (except January) 14.00-16.00
Visitors/Researchers welcome to walk-in but by appointment is preferred
Working Class Movement Library www.wcml.org.uk
Lynette Cawthra, Library Manager
51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
tel: 0161 736 3601 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is free to all. The reading room is open by appointment Tuesday-Friday 10-5 and the first Saturday of each month 10-4.
Drop-in visitors are welcome Wednesday-Friday 1-5pm. Hour-long tour of the library on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm and the first Saturday of most months at 11.30am - book ahead.