The Library and Information History Group (LIHG) was formed in 1962. It is one of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professional's oldest special interest groups and is the only group in the UK specifically devoted to the history of libraries and librarianship.
The LIHG has close links with the scholarly journal Library & Information History. Institutional and individual subscriptions to the journal are available. To purchase an institutional subscription, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Taylor and Francis Online.
Latest News & Blogs
20 October 2017
The Treasures of the Skaryna Library - 3-5 November 2017
Library & Information History: the journal celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Virtual Special Edition
3 October 2017
Library & Information History began life as Library History in Spring 1967. It was launched by the Library History Group of the Library Association to replace a newsletter that had been distributed since 1963.
Latest Events & Training
|Date & Time|
|Seminar on the History of Libraries||London||Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 5:30pm|
|External Event: Lambeth Palace Library - 'A Very Short History of England's Cathedrals'||London||Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 6:00pm|
|Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of LIHG's Journal: Library & Information History||London||Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm|
|Seminar on the History of Libraries||London||Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - 5:30pm|