The Books in the Collection
The books of the collection are now all catalogued, using the library catalogue to search for specific titles. This was very important as the books form a significant part of the collection.
This section contains all of Conan Doyle’s works, including first and early editions in many languages, derivative fiction, bound volumes and single issues of journals. There are also a large number of pamphlets and journals including newsletters of Sherlock Holmes groups invarious countries.
A selection of the books from the collection, numbering approximately 900 volumes, have been recently made available for reference use in the Local Studies section of the Central Library in Portsmouth. No appointment is necessary. To use this section of the library, you will need to bring one of the following forms of identification:
- Portsmouth City Libraries ticket
- CARN Record Office card
- Driving licence
- Current student card, giving your name and name of institution
- Armed forces ID card
- Other proof of name and address, such as a gas bill
Books from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection are included in the Portsmouth City Council Library Service Online Catalogue.
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