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Libraries research service

We offer a research service for those unable to make a personal visit to Swansea Central Library.

If you would like to use this service, you can do so by completing the form below. You will need to pay for the research at the same time. All research enquiries are dealt with in rotation in the order in which they are received. We aim to deal with each request within 10 working days of receiving it.

Before you apply

Do we hold or can we access the information you need?  We can only check resources held in the library or publicly available online.  Please contact us at and we will advise if we may be able to help with your enquiry.

How to apply

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Request and pay for library research
Once you have checked with us you can complete the form below and pay for research. Keep your request simple and specific. If you need more than one piece of information please let us know which is the most important so we can ensure we carry out that research during your paid for time.


The charge for this service for private individuals is £30 per hour (£15 for a short search of half an hour) which includes the cost of postage and of relevant photocopies and printouts. Payment should always be made when requesting the search. If no results are available for your search we are unable to reimburse any part of this fee.

Please note that all standard copyright restrictions apply.

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