Events

Past events

Library Lives at Innerpeffray Library: how historic library records can tell us about people of the past, 11 September 2021

Katie Halsey, Matthew Sangster, Isla Macfarlane, Marian Gerry and Alex Deans at the Books and Borrowing presentation

This event highlighted Innerpeffray’s unique Borrowers’ Register and the stories it can tell about the library’s books and borrowers. A variety of experts spoke about the place of Innerpeffray and other libraries in the amazing history of reading in Scotland, and participants found out how to uncover the world behind borrower names and book titles.

Part of Innerpeffray Library’s Festival of Reading – The Past on the Page

BARS Salon

We hosted a salon at Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections, BARS’ International Digital Conference which took place from 12-20 August 2021.

Our salon on ‘Romantic Period Book Circulation’ took place on 18 August. Those who registered for the salon were invited to examine some pages from our borrowing registers before the meeting. These can be found here.

Page from Innerpeffray Borrower's RegisterLibrary Lives: Books, Borrowers, and Beyond

The Books and Borrowing Project held its first public event  at the famous Innerpeffray Library on 22 May 2021.

This free online event highlighted Innerpeffray’s unique Borrowers’ Register and the stories it can tell about the library’s books and borrowers. The event included advice about the methods used to identify the people and books in Innerpeffray’s borrowing records.

Programme