Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

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The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, is the national legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies. It is the biggest library in Wales, holding over 6.5 million books and periodicals, and the largest collections of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images in Wales. The Library is also home to the national collection of Welsh manuscripts, the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, and the most comprehensive collection of paintings and topographical prints in Wales. As the primary research library and archive in Wales and one of the largest research libraries in the United Kingdom, the National Library is a member of Research Libraries UK and the Consortium of European Research Libraries .At the very core of the National Library of Wales is the mission to collect and preserve materials related to Wales and Welsh life and those which can be utilised by the people of Wales for study and research. Welsh is the Library's main medium of communication but it does, however, aim to deliver all public services in Welsh and English. In January 2015 the Library in partnership with Wikimedia UK appointed a full-time Wikipedian in Residence with the aim of developing further its resources on an open licence, to a world-wide audience.
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  • I have passed this imposing building for decades but a rainy day found me and two teenagers viewing an exhibition in one of the huge exhibition halls. Based on Arthurian stories it was Interesting and...  more »
  • We returned here on 1st March to see another exhibition and to mark St David's Day they had a lady playing the harp in the cafĂ© - it was absolutely wonderful to eat good food with the wonderful harp p...  more »
  • Tracing your welsh family history, this is the place for you, with a shop for gifts, and a cafe that sells wonderful food, the cook is known to me and is clean and a wonderful cook  more »
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  • Amazing place to get lost in welsh history and myths. I visited the Arthur exhibit and highly enjoyed it! :) The view from this place is breath taking. The little shop is alright, didnt had time to visit the coffee shop, but looks deacent from afar
  • What a fantastic building with one hell of a view! I visited to see a photography exhibition and a great location it was to show the work.
  • Good place to study and great collection of manuscripts on display
  • Terrific exhibitions. Good restaurant. Best shop in Aberystwyth. Great place to visit.
  • Got most books you can imagine in stock, and the cafeteria is nice too

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