WOOLHOPE CLUB LIBRARY

The Woolhope Club’s Library is held in the Woolhope Room which is on the first floor of Hereford Central Library, in Broad Street near the cathedral.  

The Librarians

The Club has two librarians, Jacqueline Jonson and Marianne Percival. Requests for information can be sent via the ‘Librarian’ name on the CONTACT US tab.

Opening Hours

The library is open to both members and non-members on Thursdays between 11.00 and 14.00 hours when the Club's librarians will be available to assist. In exceptional circumstances the librarians may agree to be available to open the library at another more suitable time. A Club Librarian is the only person authorised to open the Library and one must remain in attendance whilst the library is in use.

Books

The library holds books on a wide range of subjects relating to the Club's interest in the natural sciences, archaeology and local history. The collection mainly relates to Herefordshire and parts of the adjacent counties. The library also contains an extensive collection of the transactions and journals of other similar societies which are listed below. A copy of the library catalogue is available in the Woolhope Room together with a cross-referenced card index.

How to Borrow Books

Only Club members may borrow books and transactions. Details of borrowings must be entered in the Library Issues Book. Publications may be borrowed for 3 months and renewed for a further 3 months at the discretion of a Club Librarian. Books should be returned to a Club Librarian on a Thursday. Members should ensure that the relevant entry in the Library Issues Book is cancelled and initialled by the librarian. Until this is done the member remains accountable for the loan.

Manuscripts and Rare Books

Manuscripts and rare books stored in the strong room are only available when the Club's Librarians are in attendance. Such items may not be borrowed and can only be consulted in the Woolhope Room.

Journals in the Library

Title

Years

Advancement of Science

1953-1971

Agricultural History Review

1955-2002

Ancient Monument Society - Transactions

1953, 1966, 1967

Antiquaries - Society of - Archaeological Surveys and Reports

1888-1926

Antiquaries Journal - Society of Antiquaries

1859-2004

Antiquity

1927-2002

Archaeologia Aeliana [Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle]

1973-1979

Archaeologia Cambrensis

1946-->

Archaeologia Cantiana

1858-->

Archaeological Journal

1906-1989

Associated Architectural Societies - Reports and Papers

1906-1918

Birmingham Archaeological Society [formerly Birmingham & Midland Institute] - Transactions

1870-->

Bristol and Gloucester Archaeological Society - Transactions

1876-->

Bristol Naturalists Society - Proceedings

1873-1918

Bristol University Spelaeological Society - Proceedings

1920-1938

British Archaeological Association - Journal

1948-1958

British Mycological Society - Mycological Research

1988-2005

British Mycological Society - The Mycologist

1978-1988

British Mycological Society - Transactions

1897-1997

British Naturalist

1891

Bromyard and District Local History Society

1976-1997

Brycheniog

1963-1967

Bye-gones - Relating to Wales and the Border Counties

1886-1896

Cambridge and Huntingdon Archaeological Society

1930-1952

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

1952-->

Caradoc and Severn Valley Field Club

1893-1946

Cardiff Naturalists' Society

1868-1986

Carmarthen Antiquarian Society and Field Club

1941-1961

Clifton Antiquarian Club - Proceedings

1884-1912

Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club - Proceedings

1861-1966

Current Archaeology

1967-1998

Cymmrodorion - Society of -Transactions

1921-1924

Durham and Northumberland Architectural and Archaeology Society

1946-1982

Durham Archaeological Journal

1984-2009

Essex Archaeological and History Society [formerly Essex Arch. Soc.]

1874-->

Essex Naturalist

1887-1999

Geological Society - Quarterly Journal

1845-->

Geologists' Association - Proceedings

1877-->

Hertford Natural History & Field Club [formerly Watford Nat. Hist.Soc. and Herts Field Club

1875-1992

Ibis - Quarterly Journal of the British Ornithologists Union

1945

Industrial Archaeology

1964-1977

Landscape History - Journal of the Landscape Studies Society

2000-2005

Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and District Field Club [formerly Llandudno Field Club]

1906-1952

London and Middlesex Archaeological Society

1996-2000

Malvern Field Club

1909-10, 1930-1942

Malvern Naturalists' Field Club

1853-1870, 1986

Marlborough College Natural History Society

1875-1922

Mediaeval Archaeology

1957-1980, 2000, 2003

Midland History

1971-2007

Montgomeryshire Collections

1867-->

The Naturalist - Journal of W. Riding Consolidated Naturalists' Soc.

1864-1867

Newcomen Society

1961-2005

Norfolk Archaeological Society

1946

Northants Record Society - Northamptonshire Past & Present

1962-1969

North Staffs. Naturalists' Field & Archaeological Society

1893-2003

North Staffs. Journal of Field Studies

1961-1979

Old Wales

1905-1907

Oxoniensia - Oxford Architectural & Historical Society

1936-->

Picturesque Society Journal

1998-1999

Prehistoric Society [formerly “of East Anglia”]

1934-2001

Radnorshire Society - Transactions

1931-2011

Science Gossip

1895-1896

Shropshire Archaeological & Natural History Society

1878-->

Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society

1900-1925, 1995-->

SE Wales Industrial Archaeology Society

1977-1978

Staffordshire Archaeological & Historical Society [ formerly Lichfield Arch. and Hist. Soc. ]

1960-2011

Surrey Archaeological Collection

1942-->

Surrey Archaeological Society - Research Volumes

1974-1981

Sussex Archaeological Collections

1848-1964

Swansea Scientific Field Naturalists' Society

1927-1947

Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

1922-1928, 1937-1938

Vernacular Architecture Group

1970-2005

West Midlands Archaeological Reports [CBA]

1970-->

Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine

1949-1956

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club - Transactions

1852-->

Worcestershire Archaeological Society

1923-->

Worcestershire Naturalists' Club - Transactions

1847-1965

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal

1969-->

Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

1882-1908

Young Naturalist

1880-1890