The National Library of Wales offers many services for the press and media.

The National Library of Wales welcomes television crews. However, the nature of our collections means we have to take into consideration questions of copyright, conservation and security and so cannot always guarantee access to all our collections.

How can The National Library of Wales be at your service?


A member of your staff can join the Library free of charge and do their own research.

Filming Collections

If you wish to film images from the Library's various collections, be they photographs, maps, postcards, manuscripts, books, posters or anything else, please contact the Marketing Section on post(at) or 01970 632 584.

See below for filming fees.

The Library as a location

The building

The Library's magnificent building with its beautiful view of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay below is an excellent film location. The site and building are ideal for interviews in a dignified or scholarly setting.

The Gregynog Gallery

The Gregynog Gallery on the first floor (Level 1) has held exhibitions by some of Wales' most prominent artists including Kyffin Williams, Claudia Williams and Will Roberts and is one of Wales' prime exhibition spaces.

The Gregynog Gallery is not only a beautiful and open space but its constant exhibitions are a ready subject matter for art programmes or for productions needing an artistic feel to an interview or item.

Filming fees


NLW's daily filming rate is £300 a day or £60 an hour. This price includes research work for supplying Library items and the presence of a member of staff who has to be on site for security and conservation reasons. Companies must give 4 working days notice of any intention to film if they wish to use the Library building as a location, and 10 working days notice if they wish to film items from the Library's collections.


NLW's daily fee is £150 for use of the Library as a location without the use of any of the Library's collections. Companies must give 4 working days notice before the day of filming.

Reproduction fees

  • £30 per image for one Wales/Regional broadcast (the length of the broadcast makes no difference)
  • £50 per image for UK Network broadcast
  • £60 per image for Worldwide broadcast
  • £15 for repeat and digital broadcast Wales/Regional, UK Network and Worldwide
  • £90 for 15 years broadcasting in analogue and digital including web-streaming and use for DVD and promotional use (Wales/Regional)
  • £100 for 15 years broadcasting in analogue and digital including web-streaming and use for DVD and promotional use (UK and worldwide)


NLW can discuss special rates for companies using more than 10 images.

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