back search

hantsweb

Fareham Library

News and events

" "Pick of the month
A selection of the best new books, DVDs and CDs

" "Self-service facilities

" "Learning in Libraries
Courses and Workshops in Hampshire Libraries

Online Library Services

items that can be borrowed from the libraryReserve and renew
Use the online service to reserve an item or renew your loans

" "Library Catalogue
Search for books, DVDs and CDs and login to your account

" "eBooks and audiobooks
Free downloads to your portable device or to read online

" "eResources
Free access to subscription websites. Hampshire library card required.

library membership cardJoin the library
Join online today and reserve items straight away!

@  Sign up to get our regular newsletter
Keep in touch with all the latest events

 

Local Studies at Fareham Library

The Fareham Local Studies Collection is housed in Fareham Reference Library on the first floor. Opening hours are as for Fareham Library. It offers a centre for local research covering Fareham Borough area and the immediate surrounding area, plus general information on the County of Hampshire.

You can find out more about your home, your ancestors, your old school or your local community.
Local publications are available for sale.

Newspapers and Periodicals

  • Portsmouth Evening News 1940 to date (incomplete)
  • Fareham Past and Present 1965 to date
  • Fareham Society Newsletter 1976-1996 (incomplete)
  • Hampshire Family Historian 1977-1985 (incomplete) 1985 to date
  • Hampshire Life Oct. 1998 to date
  • Hampshire Magazine 1960 to date
  • 19th Century Newspapers Online – Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph 1800-1900
  • Index to Hampshire Telegraph lists of  Prizewinners 1836 - 1855 from South East Hants Association for the Encouragement of Industrious and Meritorious Agricultural Labourers
  • Portsmouth Evening News Oct. 1999 to date (on microfilm)
  • Fareham Library also holds a selection of local and parish magazines and newsletters indexed by place

Directories and Registers

  • 1784
    The Hampshire Directory
    fiche
    no
  • 1792
    Hampshire directory
    fiche
    no
  • 1823-4
    Pigot’s Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1828
    Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1830
    Pigot & Co’s National Commercial Directory
    fiche
    no
  • 1844
    Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1847
    Post Office Hampshire Trades Directory
    fiche
    no
  • 1852-3
    Slater’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1855
    Post Office Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1859
    White’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1859
    Post Office Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1867
    Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1867
    Smith & Co’s Hampshire Directory
    photocopy
    no
  • 1875
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1878
    White’s Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1878
    White’s Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1880
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1885
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1889
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    fiche
    no
  • 1895
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1898
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1899
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1903
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1907
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1911
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    no
  • 1915
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1920
    Kelly’s Directory of Gosport
    photocopy
    no
  • 1923
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1925
    Kelly’s Directory of Gosport
    photocopy
    no
  • 1934-5
    Kelly’s Directory of Gosport
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1935
    Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire & IOW
    original
    no
  • 1940-41
    Kelly’s Directory of Gosport
    photocopy
    tradesmen
  • 1959
    Fareham and Portchester Directory
    original
    tradesmen
  • 1964-5
    Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide
    original
    tradesmen
  • 1966-7
    Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide
    original
    tradesmen
  • 1970
    Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide
    original
    tradesmen

Maps and photographs

  • Large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of Fareham Borough and surrounding area, plus various incomplete series of historical Ordnance Survey maps, indexed by date and street
  • Planning maps of Fareham Town Centre and Shopping Precinct
  • Goad maps for the High Street and Shopping Precinct from 1992
  • Plans for the M27/M271 motorway and proposed South Hampshire Rapid Transport System
  • Geological maps of Hampshire.
  • Selection of Admiralty charts for local waters
  • Large collection of photographs concentrating on the Fareham Borough Council area and the immediate environs, e.g. Bishops Waltham, Whiteley and Wickham. The collection is indexed by place/street name.
  • The collection includes a large number of prints showing construction of the M27/M271 motorway in the Fareham and Portsmouth area.

Census and International Genealogical Index

  • 1841
    No returns held
    Street index for Fareham Gosport Portsmouth Havant and Hayling Island available on cdrom.  Please ask at the Fareham Ist Floor Enquiry Desk
  • 1851
    No returns held
    Index to Hampshire in booklet form shelved at RH929.3094227; arranged by parish and then by surname, with parish codes listed at end of each section.Surname index to whole of Hampshire on ficheLocal street index, as above
  • 1861
    Microfilm
    Fareham area
    Local street index, as above
  • 1871
    Microfilm
    Fareham area
    Local street index as above
  • 1881
    Microfiche
    Fareham area + whole of Hampshire
    Index to Hampshire on fiche by place, birthplace and surnameLocal street index as above
  • 1891
    Microfiche
    Fareham area
    Surname index compiled by Keith Hayward in printLocal street index as above
  • 1901
    Microfiche
    Fareham area
    Online via ancestry.co.uk
  • 1911
    No returns held
    Online via www.1911census.co.uk: pay site,
    vouchers can be bought at the library

General

  • There is a small collection of ephemeral material, leaflets, posters and articles relating to the area.
  • Fareham Borough Council Minutes 1969 – 2002
  • 2003 to date can be found on the Fareham Borough Council website.

Cemetery registers

Fareham Local Studies Collection holds Monumental Inscriptions for graveyards and cemeteries in Fareham and Gosport as well as the surrounding area. Amongst our holding are:

  • Crofton Old Church 1733-1970
  • Holy Rood Church 1885-1982
  • Holy Rood, Crofton 1852-1982
  • St. Peter’s Church, Titchfield c.1300-1986
  • Hook and Warsash Methodist Cemetery 1876-1952
  • St. Mary’s Portchester 1717-1986
  • Priory of St. Mary, Portchester 1697-1978
  • Crofton Cemetery 1956-1982
  • Hampshire Burial Index (on cdrom)

Parish registers (on microfiche)

  • Crofton 1871 – 1940
  • Holy Trinity 1836 – 1964
  • Locks Heath 1893 – 1979
  • Portchester 1684 – 1982
  • St Johns 1955 – 1973
  • St Paul’s (Sarisbury) 1967 – 1978
  • St Peter and St Paul 1558 – 1970
  • St Peter’s (Titchfield) 1590 – 1947
  • Boarhunt 1654 – 1988
  • Wickham 1556 – 1983
  • Southwick 1584 - 1979

(Please note that not all dates or events are included)

School records  

  • Fareham County Primary School archive of selected documents and photographs of school activities. Includes the school’s centenary celebrations in April 1977.

 

Room hire

A large meeting room able to accomodate 20-25 people for a conference type event or 30-40 people for a seminar type event.

There are no IT facilities but power is available in the room. A projector (plus screen if required) is available for use in the room - this will need to be requested in advance when the room is booked

The room is situated on the first floor of the library - a lift is available.

There are no toilets available in the library but facilities are situated just outside the library.

Coffee machine available on the ground floor

Pay and Display car parking situated close to the library

For bookings and enquiries please telephone 01329 284902

Charges

  • Standard: £15 per hour or £110 per day

  • Community: £10 per hour or £70 per day

 

Facilities

  • 26 public computers
  • free internet, free Wi-Fi
  • colour printing (charges apply)
  • scanner
  • self-service technology
  • photocopying - black and white, colour, A4, A3 and double-sided (charges apply)
  • DVDs, CDs, video games, audio books
  • exhibition facilities
  • coffee facilities
 

Access

  • hearing loop

  • tv magnifier

  • parking nearby - 4 designated bays for Blue Badge holders

  • wheelchair access

  • lift

  • accessible toilet and baby changing facilities (from 28 March 2014)

  • toilets and Shopmobility available in Fareham Shopping Centre

More accessibility and disability information

 

 

Fareham Library

A bustling and well stocked library on two floors opposite Fareham Shopping Centre.

Osborn Road
Fareham, PO16 7EN
tel 0845 6035631 call charges

Map to find us

Opening hours

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday closed

Closed on Public Holidays

Follow @hantslibraries on Twitter
Download the new Hampshire Library iPhone app
Facebook - Become our fan
Fareham Library

In this section…