Colchester Library Local Studies Department

Last updated 12th January 2009
Name of library Colchester Library Local Studies Dept 
Address  Trinity Square, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JB
Telephone  01206 245917
Fax  01206 245901
Alternative names  Part of Essex County Council Learning Services Directorate
Contact & Job Title  Mrs Jane Stanway, Local Studies Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library Anyone interested in any aspect of Essex 
Terms of access  Walk in. Access to Castle Library collection by appointment and for reference only
Opening hours  M,Tu,W,F 09.00-19.30; Th,Sa 09.00-17.00; Su 13.00-16.00
Disabled access  No access to gallery in local studies for wheelchair users
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Some lending stock which can be borrowed by usual county library interlending. None
Number of volumes  40,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  1,000
Current Periodicals  300
Other materials  Microfilms of census and local newspapers. Large collection of Ordnance Survey maps
Volumes added per year  300
Special Collections  Parish magazines, sermons, books on martyrs etc
Manuscripts  Taylor family of Ongar mss
Research resource  
Catalogue Type  Computer. Card catalogue for the Castle Library
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  2
Part Time Staff  3
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  Harsnett library has now been transferred to the University of Essex Library