The National Library of Wales’s collections are at your fingertips. Search through our vast collections and order material to view in the Reading Room.
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See how our perception of Wales has changed. From some of the oldest maps of Wales to stunning local hand-drawn maps and everything in between. Maps are our gateway to the past.
Discover our map collection
Did you know that you can get married at the Library? With elegant rooms and stunning view over Cardigan Bay, it’s the perfect location.
Getting married at the Library
Visit some of the free exhibitions at our building in Aberystwyth, and see our collections come to life.
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Here are the items on the Cookery and Lifestyle theme digitised for the Europeana: Rise of Literacy project.
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