The Friends of the Priaulx Library

 The Friends were established in 2005, as a charitable association whose purpose is to support and assist the Priaulx Library and its work.

The Priaulx Library originated in 1889 from the bequest of Osmond De Beauvoir Priaulx, who gave his Candie Estate, including Candie House, to the people of Guernsey, with the condition that a free public library be set up, and to which he donated his valuable personal library.  It holds extensive Guernsey local studies, family histories and genealogy collections.

A panorama of Guernsey, taken from The Victoria Tower, by George S Reynolds in 1851.
© The Priaulx Library.

Currently, we have an outside exhibition of “Mapping in Guernsey” which is put on by Digimap; the States mapping partner.

Amazing pictures and it’s free.  You may even spot your house !!

The Priaulx Library website is full of interesting information about the contents of the building and the services its staff provide.  Well worth a visit and you can do it on-line too.  Just click on the following link and get transported to a world of old photographs, newspapers and amazing books.  www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk: