Cornish Studies Centre

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The Cornish Studies Library is Cornwall's largest library of Cornish printed and published archival material.[citation needed] It contains a wide range of resources for everyday use and academic research.[1] The Library closed temporarily in September 2018 to enable staff to prepare the collections for a move to Kresen Kernow, Cornwall's new archive centre.

The Cornwall Centre, Redruth

The Library was located in Alma Place in Redruth.[2][1] Collections include books, maps, newspapers, journals, postal and trade directories, audio and video material, with a large number of Cornish newspapers and census records being available to view on microfilm.[3] Some information on Cornwall for visitors to the region is available in the atrium; however, it is not a fully staffed Tourist Information Centre.[citation needed]

Since the Cornish Studies Library has outgrown the Alma Place site, it will move to Kresen Kernow, a new, purpose-built archive centre.[2][4] Along with the library, the new centre will house the Cornwall Record Office and the Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record, and it will preserve the Redruth Brewery building (part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site).[4] It is due to open in 2019.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Cornish Studies Library". Cornwall Council. 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Cornwall Centre". Cornwall Council. 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "About the Cornish Studies Library". Cornwall Council. 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Kresen Kernow - Cornwall's new archive centre". Cornwall Council. 15 November 2016.

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