There will be a restricted Enquiries Service for an unspecified period due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. We will attempt to answer all enquiries if practically possible and hope to return to a full service soon.
We are launching a Fast Scanning Service that will be a PDF reproduction service from print materials such as books and journals (excludes newspapers). This is a temporary service due the Covid-19 crisis to ease access to our printed collections.
Send your requests to the Enquiries Service and we will aim to provide copies within 3 working days from receiving the original request. We ask that you provide accurate information about items to help us complete the request.
We reserve the right to refuse any unreasonable requests and those that infringe copyright law.
There are a number of ways of contacting the enquiries service:
The National Library of Wales offers a free enquiry answering service, and enquirers are welcome to contact us with their questions. We aim to reply to 90% of all enquiries received within 10 working days, but some complex enquiries, or those which are designated Freedom of Information enquiries, may take up to 20 working days to answer. Further details can be found in our Enquiries Policy.
The service will be available every Monday to Friday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00
We can answer enquiries which are based on the varied collections held at the Library, as well as basic genealogical enquiries, if sufficient details are provided. We are willing to:
If you are unable to visit the Library, you may contact the Enquiries Service with
Once we have confirmed our holdings and considered any conservation and copyright issues, an order form will be sent to you to sign, date and return to the Enquiries Service with payment. The form may be faxed, posted or sent electronically. You may pay for your copies by cheque or directly into the Library's bank account, or by credit card. Should you wish to pay by card, please print the 'payment by credit card form', complete all details, remembering to note the order number which will be on the form, and return to the Enquiries Service with the order form. Please contact us if you need any advice or assistance.
To see how we deal with your personal data view our Privacy Statement.