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Newport Reference Library


Newport Reference Library
John Frost Square
Newport NP20 1PA

Contact Details

Telephone 01633 656656    (00 44 1633 656656 from outside UK)

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Local History

In addition to tithe maps, Newport Reference Library is home to an extensive and unique collection of local history material, including historical Ordnance Survey maps of Monmouthshire and Newport, street and telephone directories, electoral registers, local photographs & illustrations, special collections including the Chartist collection with special emphasis on the Newport uprising of 1839 and local newspapers including the only complete collection of the South Wales Argus in the world. Many of these resources are held on microfiche and microfilm.

Microfilm and microfiche readers can be booked in advance.

Newport community libraries also hold small collections of materials relating to the local area.

Online Resources

Follow the link below to see selected Newport Library online documents:

Digitised local history resources

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