Visitors are welcome to examine our collection by arrangement with the Hon. Librarian, but to borrow items you must be a member of the Society and have obtained a library card from the University by visiting the library and producing suitable ID together with payment of £5.
Appointments can be made to visit on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm. Most books may be borrowed by members for up to two months. No member may have more than five items out on loan at the same time. Members of the Society's Library also become members of the University Library. We have recently agreed reciprocal borrowing rights with the university, allowing our members to borrow books from any of their libraries. See the University's website for more details. The Library card issued to members also acts a photocopy card. Cards may be charged in the University Library.
The Society's library holds specialist books on archaeology, architecture, history, geography and local studies and a wide selection of periodicals. Suggestions for purchase are considered by the Library Committee which acquires new books and pamphlets in accordance with our collecting policy. There is a suggestions book for the use of members.
You can search the Society's library catalogue through the university library catalogue.
BGAS Honorary Librarian
Special Collections and Archives
University of Gloucestershire
Hardwick Campus (Admin Centre),
St Paul's Road,
Tel: 01242 714851