Welcome to the EIGCA Library and Information Centre!
Here you can browse the catalogue and subscribe to the Library's Newsletter.
The EIGCA Library contains some 900 books and a dozen or so journals on golf course architecture and related subjects. Many of these are of historic importance and include the writings of past masters of the subject, such as Alister MacKenzie, George Thomas and commentators such as Bernard Darwin and Henry Longhurst. Over the years our own students have also contributed to the information we hold, and increasingly much material is drawn from the Internet.
The collection falls into four sections:
- Book collection : members and graduates may borrow two books at any one time for a period of four weeks. The loan period may be renewed for a further four weeks, but the books must be returned after that time. Loans will be sent out free of charge, but borrowers will be expected to pay the return postage.
A selection of titles is available for loan to non-members. They may borrow two books at any one time for a period of four weeks upon payment of 10.00UKP which includes outward postage within the UK. Again borrowers are expected to pay the return postage.
- Journal Contents : as journals are received they are indexed and listed in the Library Newsletter, Golf Information News, which is distributed to all members and any non-member on request. All articles are added to a searchable database which also contains full indexing of many of the Library’s books and increasingly articles drawn from the Internet.
This section is for members only. Non-members may contact the Librarian for retrospective searches.
A list of the journals covered in the Newsletter can be downloaded here:
- Student Dissertations : these are listed in the catalogue and are available for loan. Some titles are available in digital format and may be purchased.
- Library News : the Library Newsletter, Golf Information News, published approximately nine times a year, brings together information published on matters relating to golf course architecture, both in print and on the Internet. The latest Newsletter can be found here.
Contact the Librarian for further information at: librarian