Chronicle - Finding Your Place in History

Unearth the hidden history of the Caerphilly County Borough…

Are you interested in Local History and general heritage of the area?
Then the Chronicle Collection is for you.

The Chronicle Collection is an easy to use online search facility that provides you with access to search the entire Caerphilly Library Catalogue and Caerphilly Museums Archive to discover the wide range of fascinating objects, books, images, artefacts, digital stories and much more relating to the history of Caerphilly County Borough.

Just enter a term, title, author or subject topic of interest in the search box above and click on Submit Query to see what historical treasures you can uncover.

There are currently 3,600 collections of historic significance to the county housed by the library and museum services. 12,000 items have been catalogued to date and this collection will continue to grow through a targeted digitisation project.

This service will allow you to:-

  • Browse if you are interested in a particular subject.
  • Search for specific items that Caerphilly Library Service has in stock and reserve them free of charge with your Caerphilly Library Card.
  • Search for specific items that Caerphilly Museums Service has in storage and contact them with the relevant Record ID number to request to see them on a site visit.

For further information about the Chronicle Collection or Heritage in Caerphilly in general, please contact Library Headquarters at or the Winding House at