Library

NB! The Society's Library will be closed in March and April 2016 whilst we move to a new location in St Albans. This is as a result of the Robing Room being required for other purposes in the redevelopment of the Town Hall as the New Museum for St Albans. Negotiations are still in progress and further details will be posted as soon as we have confirmations.

The Society's library includes books and pamphlets on Hertfordshire, with an emphasis on St Albans and books relevant to the Society's wider interests. Most of the books and journals may be borrowed by SAHAAS members.

The library is in the former Judges' Robing Room in the Old Town Hall (the door is behind the counter of the Tourist Information Centre) and is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am until noon. If you cannot come during opening hours please contact the library team who can tell you what material is available and make photocopies.

The library team is Anne Wares, Tony Cooper, Donald Munro & Jon Mein and can be contacted by email from our contacts page. More volunteers are needed to keep the library open on two mornings a week. You do not need to be a qualified librarian but will be shown how the catalogue works and asked to assist visitors in finding information – please contact the library team.

Ultimately there will be a fully computerised catalogue and bibliography of books, pamphlets, journal articles, reports and other sources on this website. While we continue with this work we have produced several interim catalogues and indexes, the details and links for which are below.

Library books catalogue
Updated January 2014
SAHAAS Journals Index
January 2016
St Albans City Archive Catalogues - Transcription
One of the most important primary sources for local research
Collected papers
Classification
Frank Kilvington's slides
Photographs of St Albans housed in the library