Local Studies Library, Barnstaple

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Barnstaple Local Studies Library is part of the North Devon Local Studies Centre and is situated on the second floor of the North Devon Library and Record Office building in Barnstaple.

We welcome local and family history enquiries by phone or e-mail and personal visitors from across the world.

Many of our customers are from Australia, America and South Wales, tracing their ancestry back to North Devon, or were World War II evacuees, and want to revisit their childhood haunts.

You can drop in to see us at any time during opening hours, or contact us by phone or e-mail.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday 9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed

Admission charges

There is no entry fee but photocopies, computer printouts and photographic licences are chargeable. You are welcome to call in and use our resources or to ring and discuss your requirements at any time.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

North Devon WW1 stories


Welcome to our northdevonww1stories blogspot.

We are Devon Libraries staff who work in the Local Studies Centre in Barnstaple together with Devon Archives and Local Studies Service and the North Devon Athenaeum.

We will be following the progress of the First World War over the centenary years and researching the lives of the local men and women who were involved in each stage.

We hope to share these stories with you in commemoration of those whose lives were lost or irrevocably changed as a result.

We hope to add a new story every few weeks.

How to obtain

Click on the link to our northdevonww1stories blog

Local Studies Library, Barnstaple
North Devon Local Studies Centre
Library & Record Office
Tuly Street
EX31 1EL






01271 318792

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