Library Floor Plan

 

A summary of what can be found on each floor is shown below.

A more comprehensive floor plan can be downloaded in pdf format

Basement: Lower Library
On-line library catalogue
Free access to Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Relatives, Origins & other web sites
English, Welsh, Scottish & some surviving Irish census returns & indexes
England & Wales indexes to births, marriages & deaths from 1837 onwards
International Genealogical Index & British Vital Records indexes to CM 1538-c.1888
Boyd’s marriage index of England 1538-c.1837
National Burial Index
Scotland indexes to births, marriages & deaths 1855-1920 & certificates for 1855
Scottish births & marriages 1553-1855
Will indexes 15th century to 1930
Great Card Index & Bernau Index on microfilm
Document Collections of family history research & original documents
Parish registers & other sources on microfilm, microfiche & CD-ROM

Ground Floor
Reception
Free access area to Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Relatives, FreeBMD, FreeCEN & UKBMD web sites
Bookshop
Locker room
Common room
Lecture room

First Floor: Middle Library
On-line library catalogue
Main library enquiry desk & Head of Library Services’ office
English, Welsh, Scottish, Channel Islands & Isle of Man sources in book form
Local histories, registers, monumental (tombstone) inscriptions, census indexes, directories, poll books, family history & record society publications
Textbooks & finding aids
Audio cassettes of lectures

Second Floor: Upper Library
On-line library catalogue
Offices of the Genealogist, Events secretary & Membership Officer
Irish sources in book form
Multi-county will indexes, marriage licences, directories & periodicals
Peerages, heraldry, biographical dictionaries
Family histories & one-name studies
Schools, universities, colleges & apprenticeships
Armed forces, professions & occupations, religious records (eg. Crockfords)
State papers (TNA sources) & Historical MSS Commission reports
Overseas sources