How to gain access to the archives
1. Archives and Manuscripts
You can browse and search the collections on NLW Archives and Manuscripts
Paper copies of many catalogues are also available in the Library’s Reading Room
2. Main Catalogue
Access to archives and manuscripts which have been catalogued is also available online by searching the Library’s Main Catalogue.
(See Catalogue Help pages for details on searching for Wills, Theses and Ballads)
3. Annual Reports
The NLW Annual Reports 1909-2000 (previously available on the ISYS database) are now available in a searchable pdf format on-line.
4. Index to NLW Manuscript Series
The Index to the NLW Manuscript Series Volumes 8 and 9 (previously available on the ISYS database) is now searchable.
5. Archives Wales Search
For information on the content, scope and size of archives of Welsh interest kept in record offices, universities and other institutions throughout Wales, including this Library, you should consult the Archives Wales Search website. This website serves as a guide to the sources, and to the catalogues, available in the various Welsh repositories. It is an extremely important resource, since information concerning an individual, institution, place or subject can often be found in more than one Welsh archival repository.