Our library is moving from Francis Close Hall Campus to Delta Place, 27 Bath Road, Cheltenham.
The move will take place over the summer and the library will be closed to visitors from 7 April until it reopens in its new home in October. Members needing to borrow items on an extended loan over this period should contact the Hon. Librarian by 7 April.
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.
Please check University Archives for the current opening hours. 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. 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.
To search the Society's library catalogue click on library catalogue then "advanced search" and select BGAS, enter your search terms and press Go.
BGAS Honorary Librarian
University of Gloucestershire