Lanark Reference, Lanark Library

About this Organisation

The Local History Room and Archive of Lanark Library contains a wealth of resources pertaining to not only Lanark Burgh, but also to what used to be the Upperward of Lanarkshire, now Clydesdale. This means that the areas covered are: Biggar, Carluke, Carmichael, Carstairs, Coalburn, Crawford, Crossford, Douglas, Leadhills, Lesmahagow, Lanark, New Lanark, Winston.

The material held here can be used as aid in conducting research on family and local history and it is wide in content and forms: maps of the area (pre-O.S. as well as O.S maps); microfiches and microfilms with O.P.R.s for the Upperward of Lanarkshire; hard-copies of School Board Archives and Parochial Board Archives; Police Archives; and Local Government archives (items from the Royal Burgh of Lanark covering a period of time from 1488 to 1975, County Council of County of Lanark, County of Lanarkshire First, Second and Third District Councils).

We hold hard-copies, microfilms and CD-ROMs of newspapers such as Carluke and Lanark Gazette, Lanark Gazette, Hamilton Advertiser, Lanarkshire Examiner.

There are also photographic collections of events and places in the Upperward of Lanarkshire.

Please feel free to contact us if you need more details.

Organisation Type

Public Library or Archive


Lanark library
16 Hope Street
ML11 7LZ
Entry last updated: December 4th, 2019

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