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Archives & Library of the Whitby Naturalists' Club

From its earliest days, the Club has maintained a Library, where it also stores its Archives. Some of those resources have been digitized, including the Library Main Catalogue [downloadable PDF file]. The hyperlinks below provide access to those available on-line:

 ●  Annual Reports;
 ●  Artefacts [in preparation];
 ●  Biographies & Obituaries;
 ●  Digital Library;
 ●  Documents of the Club;
 ●  Images [in preparation].

The traditional paper-copy Library (including the Archives) is located inside the Library of the Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society, which is itself located in the Whitby Museum. Members who wish to consult the Club's Library or to borrow books from it should make themselves known at the Museum Desk where they can be issued with a returnable key. The Club's bookcase is on the right as you enter the Museum's library room. The paper versions of the Club's Library Catalogues, including the Main Catalogue, and other pamphlets, and information leaflets are stored in the centre case, where there is also a blue book in which details are stored of loans being taken out and returned. Those wishing to borrow or return a book should enter the appropriate information in that blue book. Please note that, if a book has a reserved sticker on it, it must not be removed from the Library. For any queries about the Library, please contact the Club's Archivist & Librarian [e-mail: library <at> whitbynaturalists.co.uk].

The Club is affiliated to the following associations: Cleveland and Tees Local History Group, North East Geology Trust, North York Moors Association, North Yorkshire Badger Group, Ramblers' Association, Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Teesside Archaeological Society,Yorkshire Naturalists' Union and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Magazines of those associations are passed around Club members who have indicated an interest. If you would like the opportunity to view any of the magazines produced by these societies, please contact the Club's Archivist & Librarian who will arrange for you to be added to the circulation list. The Club has membership cards for the Royal Society for Protection of Birds and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which permit free entry and certain other privileges when visiting their reserves. These may be borrowed by Members of the Club. To borrow a card, please contact the Club's Archivist & Librarian [e-mail: library <at> whitbynaturalists.co.uk].