Books are available to our members free of charge
We are very proud of our Michael Giles Memorial Library. These books represent a part of Michael Giles lifelong interest in beekeeping. It is a hugely beneficial resource to our association and we would encourage all members to make use of it, whether to browse the collection before a meeting or to take a book on loan.
The books have come to us in amazing condition a we would ask anyone who borrows a book to look after it and return it in the condition they received it.
We have been working on getting this library online so that members can browse the collection and see what titles are available. From June 1st 2022, you will now be able to browse by title and by category and if you see something of interest you will be able to reserve it. If you wish to reserve a book for collection we would ask that the reservation is made by 6.00pm of the day of our meetings. From September, the Heritage Room will be available to us at 7.30pm, directly before our meetings, and members will have an opportunity to peruse the books .This facility will be activated on 1st June, 2022 after which you will receive an email inviting you to log onto the library. Once you log on you will be able to browse the collection and reserve a title. The email will be sent to the email address that was given on your membership registration form.
We don’t have too many rules for the library, however for it to work we would ask that members observe the following.
- Please have your reservations in by 6.00pm of the evening of the monthly meeting.
- Members will be able to browse the collection and take up to two titles on loan for the period up to our next meeting.
- Members will be required to return books, in the condition they received them, to the library before the next monthly meeting.
- Over the summer months books may be borrowed and returned on the last Wednesday of the month or by arrangement with the Librarian.