Information and local history

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Newport Libraries' Reference library is located on the mezzanine floor of Central library.

As well as an extensive local studies collection, the Reference library holds the major encyclopedias, yearbooks and periodicals.

Newport Libraries subscribes to a number of online reference services, many of which can be accessed free of charge by library members from any location.

Local history

Reading Well Wales

Online information resources

Find more information on the Welsh Libraries site

Reference requests

We have years of experience helping with family and local history projects.

If you have a query that you would like our reference librarians to help with, please email us at