Caird Library and Archive

The Caird Library and Archive will close at 16.45 on Saturday 16 December and will re-open at 10.00 on Tuesday 2 January.  This closure is to allow staff time to work with the collections, including those in offsite storage, and to make updates to some Library systems. The closure dates also include the Christmas and New Year public holidays.  

Library Assistant, Sonia Bacca, guides you through our latest library acquisitions relating to the Battle of Jutland. 

Clash between British and German light cruisers, Battle of Jutland
If you are passionate about the Battle of Jutland and its protagonists or simply want to know more about one of the largest sea battles of the First World War why not visit the Caird Library? The Library Team has been busy acquiring and cataloguing the latest published books which focus particularly on the battle:
Jutland books at the National Maritime Museum
• Epkenhans, Michael. Jutland: World War I's greatest naval battle. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, [2015].
• Jellicoe, Nicholas. Jutland: the unfinished battle. Barnsley: Seaforth, 2016.
• Schleihauf, William. Jutland: the naval staff appreciation. Barnsley: Seaforth, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016.
• Staff, Gary. Skagerrak: the Battle of Jutland through German eyes. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2016.
Battle of Jutland books at the Caird Library and Archive
• Brooks, John. The Battle of Jutland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
• Konstam, Angus. Jutland 1916: twelve hours to win the war. London: Aurum, 2016.
• McCartney, Innes. Jutland 1916: the archaeology of a naval battlefield. London: Conway, 2016.
Additionally, books on battleships of the First World War are also available – below are some examples:
• Cosentino, Michele. British and German battlecruisers: their development and operations. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2016.
• Konstam, Angus. Gunboats of World War I. Oxford; New York: Osprey Publishing 2015.
The volumes listed above and many more can be viewed in the Library reading room. To find more about the library holdings, please check the online Library catalogue.