Happy Christmas!

To all our readers, we wish you a very happy Christmas and hope to see you in the Caird Library in 2012. The picture on the right shows Sonia and Richard at the reading room desk modelling some rather fine cracker-supplied headwear. Attempts to have these superb examples of ephemeral…

Shipwrecks and holiday reading

If you’d like to continue the literary shipwreck theme we started with December’s item of the month, the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre has recently published some more online books with a shipwreck adventure theme. There’s quite a chronological range, from Francois Raynal’s Wrecked on a Reef (1880) to Crusoes…

Christmas and New Year last order dates

Just a reminder to our regular readers – the last day for ordering archive and other material stored offsite is Monday 14 December. Any material ordered after this date won’t be available for viewing until Thursday 7 January. Please see the website for a full list of last order dates….

Last order dates for Crew Agreements

Due to staff availability, the last day to order Crew Agreements before Christmas will be Friday 11 December. If you order an agreement or logbook before this Friday the material will be ready to consult on Tuesday 22 December. The next last order date after Christmas is Monday 11 January….

Christmas opening hours

As Christmas is approaching I thought I would remind our readers of our opening hours over the holiday period. Saturday 22nd December – 10am-1pm; 2pm-4.45pm (by appointment) Monday 24th December – CLOSED Tuesday 25th December – CLOSED Wednesday 26th December – CLOSED Thursday 27th December – 10am-4.45pm Friday 28th December…

Ian Fleming – Licence to Steal!

December’s item of the month is a Christmas special from our Manuscript collections. The publishing of a Christmas themed item of the month is tradition that goes back several years at the Caird Library. Previous years’ festive items have included a staff magazine of the Cunard Steamship Company, The Illustrated…