The Jersey Library
Philippe Falle M.A. (1656-1742) founded a reference library, members paid a small subscription to study the volumes at the rooms in (what is now) Library Place, St. Helier. The first appointed Librarian took office in 1748 to continue the enterprise. In 1886, the States of Jersey built on a site of the old "Union Hotel" facing the old market, an edifice to house the States Greffe and a Public Library. This Library became a public LENDING library in 1934. This public lending library is now at larger, purpose-built premises in upper Halkett Place.
The serving Librarians, with date of appointment are:-
Nov. 1748 Jean Baptiste de Châteauneuf
May 1758 Gilles Louis Dupart Doucet
Oct 1758 Jacques Lembor [ or Limbour ]
Jun 1791 Jacques Quesnel
Dec 1821 Jacques Quesnel [ jun ]
Apr 1843 Mrs. Quesnel [ widow of J. Quesnel jun. ]
Mar 1847 John Vernon Falle
Mar 1864 Eliza Nelson [ widow of J.V. Falle ]
Oct 1867 Clement du Parcq
Apr 1883 James John Hammond
Aug 1893 Francis Breton de Faye
Jan 1900 Alexander John Durell [ Assistant Librarian ]
Sept 1906 Alexander John Durell
Sept 1906 Godfrey Herbert Le Neveu [ Assistant Librarian ]
Feb 1924 Godfrey Herbert Le Neveu
Feb 1924 Joseph William Nash-Brown [ Assistant Librarian ]
Jan 1927 Joseph William Sinel [ Assistant Librarian ]
Aug 1927 Clarence John Piquet [ Assistant Librarian ]
Jan 1934 Arscott Sabine Harvey Dickinson, M.A. F.L.A.
Jul 1950 Raymond Falle, F.R.S.A. [ Assistant Librarian ]
Jul 1959 John Francis Yeates, F.L.A.
Jan 1965 Dorothy Noel Pearce, F.L.A., F.R.S.A.
Jul 1968 John Kenneth Antill, F.L.A.
Apr 1970 Ian Sutherland, A.L.A. [ Assistant Librarian ] then Librarian