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Lord Coutanche Library


Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9.30am - 2pm


Library use is free to Members who are requested to present their current membership card and sign the Visitors Book.

Non-members may use the Library by purchasing a Reader's Ticket.

Reader's Ticket Prices:

1 Day         Adult £5              Student (fulltime) £2

5 Days        Adult £15            Student (fulltime) £5

Members of the following affiliated organisations may use the Library without charge. A current membership card must be presented.

Channel Islands Family History Society
Channel Islands Occupation Society
Friends of the Maritime Museum

A guide to using the Société Jersiaise Library:

Services for Users |  Conditions of Library Use |  Charges for Users |  How to Pay

Services for Users

  • Members of the public may make enquiries in person and limited assistance will be provided. Further paid assistance may be negotiated.
  • Enquiries can be made by email, letter, telephone or fax.
  • Library staff are available to give assistance. Specialist advice on genealogical research is obtainable at certain times; please confirm by letter, telephone, fax or e-mail.
  • A photocopying service is available; the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988) are observed. Archives and newspapers cannot usually be photocopied. All photocopying is carried out at the discretion of the Librarian.
  • The use of laptop computers is allowed.
  • Members of the Société Jersiaise are entitled to borrow one book for three weeks, provided that more than one copy of the title is held.

Conditions of Library Use

  • Readers are asked to sign the Visitors' Book on each daily visit
  • Leave bags, briefcases and coats in the Library entrance
  • Switch off mobile phones
  • Use pencils only for writing notes
  • The building is a no smoking area
  • Borrowed books must not be taken off Jersey. Loss or damage will be invoiced.

Charges for Users

Reader's Ticket Prices:

1 Day         Adult £5              Student (fulltime) £2

5 Days        Adult £15            Student (fulltime) £5

Genealogical research: £15 per hour plus any extra charges incurred in the purchase of copies of certificates.
Photocopying prices: A4 10P     A3 20p    Colour A4 £1    Colour A3 £2

How to make payment to the Société Jersiaise

  • Cash sterling
  • Debit or credit cards (Visa or Mastercard)
  • UK bank cheques
  • PayPal

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