The University of Gibraltar is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gibraltar Libraries Forum. The Forum includes nine libraries and information holding institutions: Gibraltar Botanic Gardens; Gibraltar Garrison Library; Gibraltar Health Authority Medical Library; Gibraltar Heritage Trust ; John Mackintosh Hall Library; Gibraltar Museum; Gibraltar National Archives, Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society and the University of Gibraltar Library.
The Forum has two key goals. Firstly, it is seeking to improve access to existing collections. Partners have plans to develop a single platform for accessing resources currently housed within Gibraltar’s libraries. They are also collaborating to create a unique collection specific to Gibraltar. This involves the Forum seeking to adopt locally the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 & 2013 which will effectively make it a legal requirement that a copy of any material published on Gibraltar is deposited with the Library Forum. It will mean that the Forum would act as a legal depository in the same way as the British Library does in the UK.
The Gibraltar Library Forum group has allowed access to their individual library collections to students, staff and Associate Researchers, expanding the accessible knowledge base even further. Please visit the links below to find out more, including location and opening times, of Library Forum members.
The Garrison Library
The Gibraltar Museum