Virtual Tour - local studies library
Library, IT and microfilm areas
left of the Welcome desk is the entrance to the main building - and
the first of two main areas for visitors using the resources of the
History Centre. Visitors are also able to search
and other online databases and resources through open-access
This area contains all the 'open access' material - local
studies and other reference books, microfilm and fiche. It is fully
equipped with PCs and state-of-the-art touchscreen microfilm
reader printers, which are grouped at the north end of the
space with appropriate lighting and adjustable blinds.
There are also chairs, desks and comfy seating, to suit
those undertaking several hours of study as well as those just
browsing. Staff based at the Enquiry Desk are able to offer
assistance and advice.
The area will feature displays and notice-boards - about the
resources and activities of the Centre. These provide an
opportunity for community and other local-interest groups to raise
awareness and exchange information. Two small meeting rooms near
the Enquiry Desk are available for groups to book.