Library Resources

This is a list of digital resources provided by The National Library of Wales. They are all available free of charge (no registration required).

The Subscriptions and Other Resources page lists the resources that are not provided by the Library, but can be accessed through your NLW membership (certain restrictions apply, see the Reader's Ticket page).

Searchable Resources

Discover the Tithe Maps of Wales. Search and browse over 300,000 entries from the tithe maps of Wales and accompanying apportionment documents using original and present-day maps

Access to scholarship from Wales. Back-numbers of up to 50 titles, ranging from academic publications to popular magazines

Search and see the Welsh Newspapers collection online, and discover 15 million articles and 1.1 million pages

Over 5 000 biographies which present Welsh people who made an important contribution to life in Wales and beyond

A digital collection revealing the often hidden history of the First World War, by bringing fragmented  primary sources together in a digital archive

Search the Library's collections from anywhere. You will need a valid Reader's Ticket to order items to view in the Reading Rooms

Browse and search the Archives and Manuscripts of The National Library of Wales and make requests to view items in the Library.

Search through The National Library of Wales' Annual Reports between 1909-2000

Information about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales from 1730 until its abolition in 1830

A-Z list of over 50 of the most popular/largest Estate collections at NLW

The Theses Collection Wales includes approximately 50,000 theses and dissertations which have been presented for postgraduate degrees in higher educational institutions in Wales.

An introduction to life in Wales between 1939-1959. Many aspects of everyday life and living in the war zones during the period are highlighted

Welsh Ballads Online includes about 4,000 digitised ballads, mainly dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the collections of the National Library of Wales and Cardiff University Library.

Over 5 000 biographies which present Welsh people who made an important contribution to life in Wales and beyond

An interpretation of items relating to the history of the Welsh in Ohio, from the Library's collections

Search and browse the contents of The Cambrian, one of the most popular magazines read by Welsh-Americans between 1880-1919

The index to Welsh poetry in manuscript

Search here for wills proved in the Welsh Ecclesiastical Courts before 1858.

Search a pre-1837 index of marriage bonds and affidavits.

Digital Gallery

From the laws that shaped the Wales of the middle ages, to inspiring magazines created by Welsh prisoners of war during the Second World War.

Sing the National Anthem of Wales, or venture back to Flint in the 17th century and witness some of the witch trials.

Browse through the first Welsh book to be published, or review the state of education in Wales in the 1800s.

Sit back and watch an animation made with pupils of Ysgol y Gwynfryn, Pontyates in 2009, or a clip of snow during the winter of 1947.

Take a walk through some of Wales' stunning views with the Welsh Landscapes Collections, or revisit some of the topics of the day through the eyes of the cartoonist Leslie Illingworth .

Study the amazing maps of Thomas Taylor or Lewis and William Morris.

From the harrowing photographs recording the tragic Senghennydd disaster, to the amazing record of Welsh life in the Geoff Charles collection, there's something to catch everybody's eye.