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RCAHMW Library and Search Room

Opening Hours:

» Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30 to 16.00

» Wednesday: 10.30 to 16.30

Booking ahead is advisable so that we can have your material ready and save you time.

Contact Us

Ffordd Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU

How to Find Us

  • We’re located within the National Library of Wales building. See Location Map for travel directions
  • Follow signs to the RCAHMW Library and Search Room within the National Library. We’re on the first floor (level 0) just before the North Reading Room
  • Please leave your coats and bags in the lockers provided. A £1 coin is required, which is returned when you retrieve your belongings from the locker

 Library and Search Room Requirements

  • When you arrive you’ll be asked to show two forms of ID (showing name and address) or a National Library of Wales Reader’s Ticket. (N.B. you don’t need a NLW Ticket to use the RCAHMW Library and Search Room)
  • We’ll ask you to complete and sign a Visitor Form confirming that you accept RCAHMW’s Library and Search Room Rules
  • Please note that food and drink of any kind are not permitted in the Library and Search Room
  • Only pencils may be used in the Library and Search Room
  • Please ensure that mobile phones are either turned off or switched to ‘silent’ mode

Library and Search Room Services

As well as access to original material from our Archive, you’ll be able to browse our reference Library and have access to:

» Coflein – the Royal Commission’s online site database and catalogue

» Historic Wales – the map-enabled portal for Welsh historic environment information

» GIS – our mapping and aerial photographic search system

» The Royal Commission’s Library catalogue

  • You can order photocopies and scans of material, subject to copyright restrictions. See our price list and licence fees for details
  • Photography is permitted in the Search Room subject to certain terms and conditions. See our price list for details
  • Group visits can be arranged on request
  • All RCAHMW publications in print are available to buy

Staff

Our friendly and professional Library and Enquiry Service staff are always available in the Search Room and will be happy to help you. Other specialist RCAHMW staff may also be available upon request, depending on their commitments.

 

Library and Enquiry Service Closure Week – 1620 January 2017  

The library and search room will be closed and the enquiry service suspended from Monday 16 January until Friday 20 January 2017. Enquiries and orders received during this period will not be acknowledged or dealt with until we reopen on Monday 23 January 2017. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Contact the Royal Commission’s Library and Enquiry Service

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