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Thomas Plume’s Library was founded in 1704 under the terms of the will of Dr Thomas Plume, Vicar of Greenwich and Archdeacon of Rochester, who had been born in Maldon in 1630. He bequeathed to his native town his collection of some 8,100 books and pamphlets, to be kept in the building which he had constructed from the ruins of the old St Peter’s Church in the centre of the town, on the corner of Market Hill and the High Street.

The church building, which is owned by Maldon Town Council, still stands, very little changed, and still houses his books, kept on their original shelves, as well as his small collection of paintings. Although they may no longer be borrowed, books from the Library may be consulted without appointment during normal opening hours and the catalogue may be consulted online.

The Library and its Friends organise a number of events during the year, including the annual Plume Lecture.

Due to retirement Thomas Plume’s Library has a vacancy for a part-time Librarian at its historic reference library in Maldon, Essex. For more information and to download an application form please select the PDFs below:

Librarian Advert

Librarian Application Form

Librarian Job Description

Please note applications must be submitted using the application form (CV’s are not accepted).

The closing date for applications is 6th August 2019.

Opening Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Thursday2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 AM — 12:00 AM
SundayClosed

 

Maldon, Essex, England

Vacancy for a part-time Librarian

Due to retirement Thomas Plume’s Library has a vacancy for a part-time Librarian at its historic reference library in Maldon, Essex. For more information and to download an application form please select the PDFs from the Home page.

2019 – 2020 Events

Heritage Open Day and ‘Tea in the Garden’ 14th September 2019

Quiz evening February 2020

More information…