For many people the first access they have with history outside of school is in the local library. Libraries are often the repository of huge swathes of local knowledge and expertise, while national libraries hold the key to pulling local knowledge together. In many places across the UK the library is a positioned in close proximity to the local archives, and even when they are not the two bodies have much in common and much to complement each other. In this section information and articles will support the use and understanding of these two important history supporting bodies and inform those working in the sector.
Paula Kitching, published 19th November 2015