Local Studies and Family History Library

Local studies library archiveThe Local Studies library is your place to research local and family history. 

We offer free access to Family History and Local Studies websites and email facilities.

Find out more about Derby Local Studies Library suspension of service.

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library Exhibition @ Derby Central Library

To celebrate the successful partnership between Derby City Libraries and Youth With A Vision, a community group supporting young people’s development and wellbeing, Derby Central Library is hosting an exhibition.

In 2014, with support from Derby Local Studies and Family History Library, Youth With A Vision made a successful application for Heritage Lottery funding to raise the young people’s awareness of African Caribbean heritage. The library has supported the groups, helping with research and audio equipment.

Key outputs of this 18-month project are the art exhibition and a DVD, both produced by the participants.

Services offered

We charge for some of these services. 

Access

The Library has these accessibility aids:

  • Level, ramped access at the side of the building
  • Wheelchair friendly counters
  • Induction loop
  • Computers with Zoomtext and high visibility keyboards.

Parking for disabled visitors

A car parking space outside the library is available for disabled visitors. Please contact us in advance if you want to reserve it. 

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.30am to 1pm - temporarily suspended
Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm - temporarily suspended
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9.30am to 7pm - temporarily suspended
Friday 9.30am to 4pm - temporarily suspended
Saturday 10am to 1pm - temporarily suspended
Sunday CLOSED

Find out more about Derby Local Studies Library suspension of service: http://www.derby.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/derby-local-studies-library-suspension/

Contact details

Email:
Post address: Derby Local Studies Library
Riverside Chambers
Derby
DE1 3GL
Phone: 01332 642240
Minicom: 01332 640666

Derby Local Studies Library and Family History Library
Riverside Chambers
Full Street
Derby
DE1 3GL