Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.

Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.


The main reading room, circulation desk and Chief Librarian's Office are located directly across the great hall from the front entry. The library is conveniently located directly below the Research and Development Office. A mahogany paneled hallway leads researchers away from the main building and opens on the left to the magnificent historic library proper.

Collections, reference materials and archives fill all three stories of this beautiful structure. The large windows on the back wall look out over the lake with its family of swans, unless they are in the library, when they can be found in the archives under B ( for Bloody nuisance)

It is the perfect place to unwind with a good book after a tense mission. Tea and biscuits are always available.



Reception, circulation desk, reading room

Library Directors office

main collections

stacks and archives

Great place for everyone to unwind

Secret entrance to the staff annex

one of many hidden nooks


Library Staff

Chief Librarian - Suziemitch Newbold
Clare Brown Agami
Dianna Bartlett
Charnel Marie Burton
Teresa Brenner Simpson
Katie Clapson
Sarah Cusworth
Heida Crowley
Laura Cotton - Chief Archivist
Zoe Cook
Elaine Dalgliesh
Valerie Gillies
Gillian Golding
Janet Graham-Russell
Beki Nsimon Harbourne
Tina Jaray
Ash Loffelmacher
Rebecca MacLean Lyman
Linda Mack
Sarah Penny
Wendie Elizabeth Roberts
Jane Roguski
Corinne Steger
Anne Stafford
Gill Scott
Jean Scarlett
Elspeth Scott
Isabel Tifft
Adrienne Wolffe Feddersen
Rosemarie McKeeby
Deborah Montgomery
Debrorah Johnson Rothenberg
Kristen Fagerstrom
Ines Nit
Judith George
Toni Cooke
Leanne Gibbons
Tina Walker
Amy Atkinson
Wendy Smith
Timothy Ferguson
Sally Poole
John Birch

From (and/or about ) Staff:


All Librarians can be approached to recommend book choices, the best way to approach a member of the library team is either chocolate or biscuit first...

 Please note that the swans are NOT part of the team and, therefore, cannot be trusted with any recommendations.


We, of course, recommend that you read all St Mary's books.. after which we recommend you read the Frogmorton series and Elizabeth Cage books written by the great Jodi Taylor, without whom we would not exist ... 

Please go to the top of the page, click on the more tab and book suggestions for staff recommendations  or ask a member of library staff (remembering the chocolate and biscuits) 

Enjoy your reading folks!