The Priaulx Library

Candie Road, St Peter Port, GY1 1UG

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The Priaulx Library, set in picturesque Candie Gardens, has been collecting, cataloguing and preserving records, artefacts and books that document Guernsey's history since 1889. The Library aims to make this important collection as accessible as possible and the archives are open to the public. You can also search our collections online from the Guernsey Libraries catalogue. Our librarians are also able to assist with enquiries and work closely with individuals, schools and other institutions on research and educational projects.

Our collections include maps, family records, pictures, photographs, books, local newspapers, family and military records and important local documents. We are a lending and reference library, and provide research and reproduction services.


Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00

Sunday: Closed



  • Professional Research
  • Record Look-up
  • Newspaper Research
  • Copying & reproduction


Facilities & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair Acessible
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets
  • Special Collections - including military records, local folklore and rare books in English and French.
  • Group Visits
  • Membership - Members may borrow up to 4 non-reference books for a maximum of three weeks. Only members resident in Guernsey may borrow books. Books from the Priaulx Library may not leave the island.
  • Local studies courses
  • Events, displays and exhibitions
  • On bus routes - (5 minute walk from bus stops) 31, 41, 42, 61, 71, 81


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