National Library of Wales
The National Library of Wales is one of the great research libraries of the world and welcomes visitors to use and enjoy its collections both within the Library building and online.
In its building in Aberystwyth, the Library holds a mountain of knowledge about Wales and the world – millions of books on every subject, thousands of manuscripts and archives, maps, pictures and photographs, films and music, and electronic information. All of this can be accessed for free in our reading rooms after becoming a reader.
Staff are on hand to guide researchers and the Library’s Enquiries Service can also answer queries regarding our collections and services.
On the Library’s website you’ll find a parallel collection – the Digital Mirror. Here you’ll find hundreds of thousands of electronic copies of books, manuscripts, archives, pictures and photographs – again, all available free.
You don’t have to be a researcher or student to visit the Library. You can tour our magnificent building, view our exhibitions, watch films and enjoy lectures in the Drwm, use our learning facilities, browse in the shop and have a meal in Pen Dinas, our restaurant. The Library welcome everyone – young and old, individuals and groups, from Wales and well beyond. All you need to bring is your curiosity.