The William Salt Library, Stafford
The Library is a registered charity (no. 528570) and is supported by Staffordshire County Council. It is administered by an independent trust and run in close conjunction with the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service. The core of the Library is the huge collection of printed books, pamphlets, manuscripts, drawings, watercolours, and transcripts built up by William Salt|| (1808-1863), a London banker during his lifetime. The Library continues to collect and preserve printed books, printed ephemera, pamphlets and illustrative material relating to Staffordshire for present and future generations. Collection Policy Statement||.
The Library's collections represent an outstanding resource for the study of local and family history in Staffordshire and are available for consultation by the public in our reading rooms free of charge.
For further information about visiting the Library, including opening times and contact details please click here||.
The Library is supported by the Friends of the William Salt Library||, who assist the Library's preservation programme, and help with improvements to the Library's facilities in terms of purchase of stock, improvements to storage facilities and conservation. You can help to support this outstanding Library by joining the Friends' organisation.
William Salt Library and Staffordshire Archive Service Centralisation
A proposal to centralise Staffordshire's Archive Service and the William Salt Library Collections by bringing the William Salt Library and Lichfield Record Office collections under one roof at an extended Staffordshire Record Office site.
Please follow the link below for details of the project proposal, with draft plans.
Centralisation of County Archive Service and William Salt Library Collections Consultation page
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