History: other libraries
Berkshire Record Office
Berkshire Record Office was established in 1948 to locate and preserve records relating to the county of Berkshire, and is now housed in a modern purpose-built site in the town. Holdings include local government and church records, private archives and many more interesting items relating to the county.
- Further info: Berkshire Record Office website
British Library Newspaper Archive
Located in north London, this archive includes all UK national daily and Sunday newspapers from 1801 to the present; most UK and Irish provincial newspapers, some from the early 18th century onwards; selected newspapers from around the world in western and Slavonic languages dating from the 17th century onwards, including extensive holdings from Commonwealth countries and many other nations; and a wide range of UK and Irish popular periodicals covering all subjects from fashion, pop music, and cinema, to sports, hobbies, and trades.
- Further info: British Newspaper Library website
The National Archives
As the official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government, the National Archives holds records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. You can use their online services to search their database and download certain documents. If unable to find a document online, visit the original collection at The National Archives in Kew, West London.
- Further info: National Archives website
University of Reading Chaplaincy Library
The University Chaplaincy Library contains a small selection of books relating to history and religion. A book list is available to download from the Chaplaincy website.Back to History