'Treasure trove' library now open to members of Gregynog Hall

Posted on 16 May 2011
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Gregynog Library

People joining an annual membership scheme at the University of Wales Gregynog Hall are to be given exclusive access to a fascinating library, situated within the historic conference and event venue near Newtown.

After an initial meeting with the Hall’s librarian, a newly-launched 'Visiting Reader' card will now be made available on request to Gregynog’s members, enabling them to visit the library to read and study.

Director of Gregynog Hall, Karen Armstrong, said:

"The library is a treasure trove of fascinating and invaluable books and journals, especially relating to Welsh history, literature and culture in both the English and Welsh languages."

Also available from the library’s collections are texts that relate to the Arthurian cycle of legends in Britain and Europe, the arts, book production, printing, building and books in Irish - which are of particular interest to students of Celtic history and culture.

Gregynog is now working towards creating a digital catalogue of the books in the library, which will be accessible through the website www.gregynog.wales.ac.uk

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Notes to Editors:

The annual membership scheme costs £15 per individual and £25 for a family of four. The fee also covers the £3 admission charge to the venue's formal gardens, which was introduced on 15th April.

Membership application forms are available from reception at Gregynog Hall or by telephoning: 01686 650224

For more information about Gregynog Hall, click on www.gregynog.wales.ac.uk, or for information on the University of Wales, click on www.wales.ac.uk

For press and media information, please contact Tom Barrett, Communications Officer, University of Wales: t.barrett@wales.ac.uk

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