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Reference libraries

Reference libraries are provided at Aberdare, Pontypridd and Treorchy Libraries with dedicated enquiry staff. Dedicated reference staff are not always available at these locations. Please contact the Library to book an appointment or enquire if a dedicated member of staff is available at the required time

Reference enquiries

You can access reference material such as newspapers, magazines, dictionaries, directories, maps and photographs at the reference libraries. These items cannot be borrowed, but can be consulted in our libraries at specific study desks which house digital microfilm/fiche scanners.

Canon MS800 digital microfilm/fiche scanners can be used with the libraries’ microfilm and microfiche documents. These documents include material such as census returns for the local areas, as well as back runs of many local newspapers.

For reference inquiries, e-mail: 

Our reference staff can provide information about Rhondda Cynon Taf to residents and non residents.

Wider, more general information can only be provided to those living, studying or working in Rhondda Cynon Taf.