NNAS library

The Society's library


Opening hours and access

64 The Close

The Library contains books, journals and pamphlets of local interest as well as those from many other historical and archaeological groups across the rest of the county. In addition there are long runs of many county and national archaeological journals and a range of early photographs and pictures. It should be noted that practically all the Society’s manuscript collection has been deposited with the Norfolk Record Office, where it can be consulted.

The collection is held in bookcases and cupboards at the Sainsbury Institute of Japanese Arts and Cultures, 64, The Close, Norwich, and can be consulted on Monday mornings and most Thursday mornings from 9.30am. Because of the limited opening hours and the fact that much of the collection is tightly packed into cupboards, it is advisable to consult the on-line catalogue before visiting to ascertain the location of the items you wish to see. We suggest you contact the Librarian about your intended visit to ensure the Library will be open and that your chosen documents will be accessible.

Contact: judysims (at) mypostoffice (dot) co (dot) uk or rosepatrick (at) talktalk (dot) net, or write to The Hon Librarian, NNAS, 14, Beck Lane, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, NR10 3LD.

Using the on-line catalogue

The Society is very pleased to announce that the entire catalogue of the Library may now be consulted on-line. We hope that this will help researchers in discovering and locating potentially useful material prior to arranging any visit.

In order to search the catalogue, please click here, or click on the item 'Library search' on the left-hand menu which may be found on every page of this website.

Before consulting the on-line catalogue please take note of the following points.

  • The quickest and most way to search the catalogue is usually to insert the name of the author or the main words of the title of the item or subject in the Primary Items Index box and then press Search. If this is unsuccessful it is worth trying alternatives and inserting them in the Key words section or in the Subsidiary Items index. This latter index has been used where a volume contains more than one clearly identified article.
  • You may wish to know what is meant by Accession Number. Each catalogue number consists of two parts and (for the majority) these begin with four zeros followed by a forward slash and then the catalogue number, which contains up to five digits. However from 2006 the first four digits are usually the year of accession.
  • A number of acronyms have been used in constructing the catalogue, as follows:

    CAS/S of A: Congress of Archaeological Societies in Union with the Society of Antiquaries
    CBA: Council for British Archaeology
    EAA: East Anglian Archaeology
    HMSO: Her Majesty's Stationary Office
    NA: Norfolk Archaeology
    NAHRG: Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group
    NARG: Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group
    NFHS: Norfolk Family History Society
    NG: Norfolk Genealogy
    NIAS: Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
    NNAS: Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society
    NNGS: Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society
    NRS: Norfolk Record Society
    Proc. Soc. Antiq.: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries
    ROB: Rijkdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek (Journals of Netherlands Archaeology)
    SPAB: Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings
  • We would be most grateful if users could inform the Librarian of any difficulties that they experience using the on-line catalogue, or of any errors found.