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Visitors can have temporary membership + free wifi and computers

Visitors can have temporary membership (£20 deposit, 2 books at a time) + free wifi and ose of computers + several British newspapers Centrally located

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Brian H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Visitors can have temporary membership (£20 deposit, 2 books at a time) + free wifi and ose of computers + several British newspapers Centrally located

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1 Thank Brian H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A glorious historic setting and very traditional feel. In a nice quiet square with a historic setting

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Find the time to visit garrison library! It is not just a place where you can go through the local history, but the history of Europe starting from the 1800 onwards. You will see the archives of the Gibraltart Chronicle, the 2nd oldest english language newspaper in the world! Thousands of rare editions in an exquisit building.The whole staff as... More 

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1 Thank GuadaAthens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Probably not the best known tourist attraction in Gibraltar but the Garrison Library, once the domain of the military is now a public facility and is open to visitors. A must if you want to research the history of Gib.

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2 Thank Martin N
Egham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had several visits to the Garrison Library in April, with a tour and an exhibition included. Located in the town centre on Town Range opposite the Elliott Hotel, and next to the Gibraltar Chronicle Printing Office, it is open to the public at certain times. Just call into the office and enquire and they will advise the best time... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Founded in 1793 shortly after the Great Siege of Gibraltar by Captain (later Colonel) Drinkwater, the chronicler of that siege, Gibraltar's Garrison Library has lots of things to see and discover. Its foundation was the result of Captain Drinkwater's desire to have a public library in Gibraltar where Army officers and others could read newspapers and other material - basically... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I revisited this incredible library last summer for the first time since 1964 when I used to live in Gibraltar, I was really hoping it would be open to the public as years ago it belonged to the MoD and I used to go with my Mother who had officer status within the forces. As I walked through the beautifully... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Didn't manage to be there for the weekly tour on a Thursday but wandered around and was fascinated by the books and artifacts in the place. You could imagine being an officer in the Garrison chilling out in the library back in the 19th century. No admission charge very good for a short visit of around 30 mins. I will... More 

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1 Thank 819JohnP
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very much open to the public. If there are more friendly, helpful, knowledgeable 'staff' in any establishment in Gibraltar, I have not discovered them. The history of this magnificent memorial to British military history in Gibraltar is astonishing. Its founding and funding involving princes and prime ministers and private individual military officers. Beautiful gardens - front and rear - that... More 

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Recently taken over by the Gibraltar Government from the MOD. A vast record of the documentary history of Gibraltar. The Staff were very willing and helpful and I will return for more research

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