The library will temporarily close from 5pm on Saturday 4 January re-opening at 9am on Thursday 27 February 2014 to enable the installation of self-service and for redecoration. The Register Office will continue to be open for appointments.
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Local Studies at Lymington Library
The local studies collection at Lymington covers the area adjacent to the town – between Barton and Beaulieu – and the New Forest.
Newspapers & Periodicals
- Lymington Times (bound volumes) 1935-1950, 1953-1972, 1980-2011
- Hampshire Magazine (bound volumes) 1960 to the present day (indexed)
- The New Forest Magazine (bound volumes) 1954-1973
- Hampshire Life Magazine 1998 to the present day (incomplete)
- New Milton Advertiser (microfilm) 1928-1958, 1970-1979, 2002-2010
- Lymington & S. Hants Chronicle – title varies (microfilm) 1857-1932 (except 1883)
- Indexed Cuttings Collection containing topics of local interest.
- Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society since 1885 (with indexes for Volumes 1-40)
- Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society Newletters 1965 – 1975 (incomplete)
- Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society Newsletters (new series) 1984 to date (excluding Nos 23 and 32)
- Hampshire Notes and Queries (bound) Vol I to Vol X
- Hampshire Family Historian Vol VII (1980) to date
- Hampshire Archives Trust (Reports & Newsletters) 1993 – 2012 (incomplete)
- Lymington holds a large collection of OS maps covering the town and adjacent areas in 6” to one mile and 25” to one mile series
- Comprehensive collection of historical maps of the area from 1898
- Goad plans for Lymington from 1983 – 2011
- National Park boundary maps.
- Modern OS Landranger and Explorer series available.
Directories and Registers
- 19th and 20th century street directories listing tradesmen, officials and inhabitants
- Extracts (photocopied or microfiche) from Hampshire Directories for Lymington and local area from 1784 to 1968
- Electoral Registers for the New Forest Division for 1918, 1935, 1955, 1977-2001
Parish Registers on microfiche
- Beaulieu: baptisms (1653-1962, marriages (1653-1958), burials (1653-1895)
- Boldre: baptisms (1596-1970), marriages (1596-1961), burials (1596-1926)
- Bramshaw: baptisms (1597-1964), marriages (1597-1966), burials (1597-1865)
- Brockenhurst: baptisms (1594-1940), marriages (1594-1912), burials (1594-1911)
- East Boldre: marriages (1841-1982)
- Hordle: baptisms (1772-1942), marriages (1754-1993), burials (1772-1961)
- Lymington: baptisms (1658-1888), marriages (1658-1963), burials (1658-1916)
- Lymington – Woodside: marriages (1911-1982)
- Lyndhurst: baptisms (1737-1928), marriages (1737-1962), burials (1737-1813)
- Milford: baptisms (1594-1982), marriages (1594-1968), burials ( 1594-1942)
- Milton: baptisms (1654-1983), marriages (1654-1969), burials (1654-1961)
- Milton -Ashley: marriages (1957-1976)
- Pennington: baptisms (1839-1957), marriages (1839-1970), burials (1839-1980)
- South Baddesley: baptisms (1858-1928), marriages ( 1860-1978)
- Sway: baptisms (1839-1958), marriages (1843-1982), burials (1839-1981)
Family History Resources
- The International Genealogical Index (IGI Mormon Index) for England, Scotland and Wales on microfiche
- Hampshire Record Office Wills index on microfiche
- Free access to Ancestry and Find my Past websites on the library computers.
- Extensive reference library of books on Lymington, the locality, and the New Forest
- Large collection of books for loan on Lymington, the locality, and the New Forest
- Local books that are useful for family history research
- Local books relating to the area during World War Two
- Various books by local authors.
The room is available during library opening hours.
Refreshments can be provided - tea/coffee 25p per cup, water jug available free of charge
Equipment: laptop, data projector, projector stand and flip chart, screen.
Seats up to 12 at conference style table
Seats 25 in rows with room for a speaker
Standard £10 per hour
Partners £5 per hour
|Public Computers||Yes, 15 computers|
|Printing||Yes, colour printing|
|Photocopying||Yes, black and white, colour, A4, A3 and double-sided|
|Microfiche reader||Yes, printing not available|
|Exhibition facilities||Yes, small hanging exhibition 4m width x 1.2m maximum depth|
|Local Studies Collection||Yes|
- text reader
- parking - 2 designated bays for Blue Badge holders
- wheelchair access into building
- accessible toilet
- baby changing facilities
- Mon 9.30am - 5pm
- Tue 9.30am - 7pm
- Wed 9.30am - 1pm
- Thu 9.30am - 5pm
- Fri 9.30am - 7pm
- Sat 9.30am - 5pm
- Sun Closed
Closed on Public Holidays