Information Sessions

These sessions offer an opportunity to learn about the Library’s collections and how to make the best use of the facilities and your time at the Library.

These are short sessions of around 30 minutes based on your needs. They are suitable for individuals or a small group of people (up to 3 people). You do not require a reader’s ticket before booking a session, however, as the sessions are held in the Reading Rooms, you will require a full reader’s ticket before you can gain access to the relevant Reading Room.

Details of how to obtain a reader’s ticket can be found on our website. Please ensure that you leave plenty of time to collect your ticket before the session begins.

How we will use your information

Your personal information will be used solely in order to book your Information Session, and will not be transferred to any third party.

For more information about the Library's use of your personal information, please contact enquiry(at)llgc.org.uk or visit our data protection pages.

Please choose a session

  • Family and Local History
  • Catalogues and e-resources
  • Welcome Session
  • Property History
These one-to-one sessions are intended to assist readers who require guidance on where to search further into their family or local history and how to make the most of our collections and services. The session will include an introduction to the sources available within the South Reading Room such as using Findmypast and Ancestry Library to search the censuses from 1841 to 1911 along with numerous other databases. Everyone will be shown how the token system for looking at parish registers and newspapers on microfilm is used within the Reading Room. There will also be an opportunity to show how to get the most from our collection of pre-1858 wills now available online. Help and support can also be given on how to search the archives and manuscript catalogue ISYS.
These one-to-one sessions offer an introduction to the National Library of Wales, to people who have not used the Library before, and are unsure of what is available here. The sessions will assist you to make the best use of the Library, its collections and its facilities with the intention of helping you make the most of your time here. The session would include an introduction to the catalogues, e-resources and also general services such as how to order material for viewing, the photocopying facilities, and the rules of the Library.
These one-to-one sessions offer an introduction to the National Library of Wales, to people who have not used the Library before, and are unsure of what is available here. The sessions will assist you to make the best use of the Library, its collections and its facilities with the intention of helping you make the most of your time here. The session would include an introduction to the catalogues, e-resources and also general services such as how to order material for viewing, the photocopying facilities, and the rules of the Library.
These one-to-one sessions are intended to assist readers who require guidance on where to search further for sources relating to the history of a house or property. The session will include an introduction to the sources available in the South Reading Room including maps, pictures, photographs, documentary evidence and online resources.