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Address: Ramsden Square, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1LL, England
Phone Number: 01229 894370
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Excellent library for Family Research

This library has an excellent archives section that I have visited on several occasions when doing family research. There are microfiche records of Births, Marriages and Deaths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This library has an excellent archives section that I have visited on several occasions when doing family research. There are microfiche records of Births, Marriages and Deaths and there are many parish records and directories that are not available on line.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is an excellent archive here and a wi-fi and computer zone. The range of literature is amazing and the staff extremely helpful.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Barrow library is housed in a lovely Victoria building in one of Barrow's squares. The architecture in the square is impressive and the library even do bus passes now.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Always find staff friendly and helpful,kept lovely and tidy and nice children area with seats. PCs available and printing cheap

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This library has recently had a major make over bringing it into the 21st century. It is accessible to young and old and is manned by a knowledgeable staff who are keen to help. The Archives dept is particularly good with a wealth of unexpected documents and maps to browse. The building itself is an interesting one and is an... More 

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This has to be one of the best libraries around! Such a huge choice of books, plus DVDs and audiobooks on CD. Computers available for surfing the Net or checking your emails. Even drinks available! And the record office for you to look through archive material on the area, look up family records, or read old copies of the Evening... More 

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went here to do some family research only to discover the archives are not open on a Monday; however, the staff were very friendly and helpful and directed us to the collection of local reference materials and we spent a coule of hours perusing. Perfect way to spend a rainy Monday morning.

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Cumbria
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Plenty of choice in reading matter. Staff always helpful and cheerful. They know who I am but there again I have been using the library for the last 24 years!

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Cumbria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Please have a larger collection of childrens books! Other than that always good, staff friendly too. Well presented library

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Barrow-in-Furness
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Lovely quiet library, very big. Has a large children's section, as well as a bigger adult section, with non-fiction and fiction sections. It has a lot of computers with internet access too.

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