Isle of Wight Council

Local History

Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies Collection includes books, as well as some newspapers, journals, parish magazines, trade directories and electoral registers and is constantly growing as new items are published. 

Most of the book collection is held at an outstore but all other sources are also held at the County Record Office in Newport. To find out whether books are held at the outstore or the Record Office, please consult the Library Catalogue available by clicking here (website).

Books kept at the outstore will need to be retrieved by a member of staff. Therefore please allow three working days before you visit the Record Office to view the item. When making your request, please include your contact details so that we can get in touch with you in the unlikely event that the item cannot be found. Our contact details are available on the 'Contact' tab at the top of this page.