Distance Volunteering

A Crowdsourcing Platform for Wales


The National Library of Wales has developed a website that enables volunteers throughout Wales and beyond to help us interpret and enrich some of our national collections.

You can contribute to the website from your home, or anywhere with wi-fi access.

Main tasks:

  • Transcribing text;
  • Tagging people, places, events, etc.;
  • Enriching data.


What next?

  • Go to – crowd.library.wales
  • Choose a project from the Home page;
  • Sign up and/or Login;
  • Download the guidelines found on the front page of each project. 



  • IT skills;
  • The ability to follow online guidelines;
  • Attention to detail. 



An interest in Welsh history and culture.


Time and commitment:   As little or as much time as you can spare us.

The National Library of Wales Renovation Programme

The North Reading Room will be temporarily closed as a Reading Room from 22 May 2019, and its services will move to The South Reading Room. Find out more on our Building Works page.