Opening the door to your imagination.

The Guille-Allès Library has been at the heart of life in Guernsey for over 130 years. Founded by lifelong friends Thomas Guille and Frederick Allès in 1888, their original vision was for the Library to become a hub for culture, learning, and community – and more than a century later, our goal remains the same.

Through our vast collection of books, films, music, digital resources and other media, as well as frequent events for adults and children, we enrich lives and boost wellbeing across the community, with equality of access for all.

Join the Library online and start making the most of our service.

Got a question? Email us ga@library.gg, give us a call on +44 1481 720392 or contact us using our online submission form.

Read our Mission Statement, then take a look at our latest Annual Report to find out what we've been up to lately. Or click here to learn more about the Library's rich history.






Universal Offers

We are proud to adhere to Libraries Connected's four Universal Library Offers: Reading, Culture & Creativity, Health & Wellbeing, and Information & Digital. Click here to find out more about the values underpinning what we do.

Join the Guille-Allès Library

  • Borrow books
  • Book clubs
  • Online resources
  • Events