Local Studies Collection

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Where can I find books written about the Isle of Wight?

Answer: You will find lending books about the Isle of Wight at all of our branch libraries.

The main Local Studies Collection - which is for reference use only - is housed at the County Record Office in Newport.

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Question: Where can I find information about Family History?

Answer: Newport Library contains a collection of family history books.

Find My Past is available free of charge when you use a public computer in the library - please ask at the help desk for more information.

You will find Isle of Wight genealogical information, including census records and OS Maps at the County Records Office.

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