Online and telephone payments

Due to essential maintenance, telephone and online payments will not be available between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday 24 April. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Archives and collections

There are two main services you can use:

  • Heritage Research Area for printed local and family history, genealogy, maps, local newspapers
  • Wolfson Centre for Archival Research is the search room for archival collections, photographs, early printed material. Please note that an appointment is needed to use the Wolfson Centre. (A reader’s ticket is also required – please see our section on CARN tickets for details).

Heritage Research Area

This service is available during the following hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Wolfson Centre for Archival Research

Please check our library closures page for closures affecting the Wolfson Centre.

  • Tuesday: 11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 11am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday (1 in 4, listed below): 11am to 4pm
    • 31 March 2018
    • 21 April 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • 23 June 2018
    • 21 July 2018
    • 18 August 2018
    • 15 September 2018
    • 13 October 2018
    • 10 November 2018
    • 8 December 2018

Planned closure weeks

  • Closed from Monday 23 April 2018, reopening on Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • Closed from Monday 3 September, reopening on Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Closed from Monday 24 December, reopening on Wednesday 2 January 2019