Lord Coutanche Library

New in the Library

Map of a Nation : a biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt (Granta, 2010) is a fascinating account of the origins and development of the Ordnance Survey maps which record every square mile of Britain and the Channel Islands. The story begins in the 18th Century with the Enlightement idea of trying to create for the first time a detailed and accurate record of the landscape. This required a succession of talented individuals with vision, initiative and energy enough to carry their instruments up mountains and church towers. The creation of the Ordnance Survey maps set a whole new standard in scientific mapping. A must-read for anyone who loves to pore over maps!

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Library CLOSED Friday

The Library will be closed on Friday 19 May so that staff can attend the Société Jersiaise visit to the Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de l'Arrondissement de Saint-Malo (SHAASM). Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Sale of surplus book-stock and ex-Library books in the Members' Room 12-15 pm. Tea and coffee available. Library closed 12-3 pm.

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Liberation Day 9 May

The Société Jersiaise is closed for Liberation Day. However if you are visiting this week, you are welcome to browse the large collection…

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St Valentine's Day

The tradition of sending often anonymous cards for St Valentine's Day became popular in Victorian times, and the Lord Coutanche…

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Library open again

The Library has reopened after stocktaking. We have a selection of new books and we look forward to assisting you…

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