How to find us

How to find us

The Archives Service is based at Central Library. We’re open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 5pm. In addition we’re now fully open on Saturdays 9am to 4pm and Monday and Thursday evenings until 7pm.

If you’d like to use our archives, it’s best to make an appointment, so we can make sure we have the material you’re interested in. Call 01733 864160 or email for more details.

If you want to use our local studies or family history resources, there is often no need to book at all. If you are planning to use our reader/printers, then it is best to book these.

Don’t forget, you can do some preparatory work before your visit, using our online catalogue.

Can’t make it to the library? Let us do your research for you!

We often do checks of parish registers, census returns and local newspapers, as well as more extensive research using our collections. Contact us by telephone on 01733 864160 or email