Scotland is full of rich history, cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology. As focal points in our communities, libraries help people connect, discover their roots and research the past. They provide a vital link in society offering essential services which enrich lives.

In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 Scotland’s libraries have an important part to play. It’s where you can research local history, unearth fascinating facts and even rediscover your family tree.    

Throughout 2017 there are hundreds of exciting events taking place in libraries up and down the country. From history seminars and heritage talks to special archive film screenings, our libraries are information gateways – always ready to take you on a learning journey.

You can find libraries near you by using our membership map or visit the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 20176 website to search for events and find out more about the campaign.