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.

It is easy to join the library. You just need to bring one piece of identification with you which includes your name and address.

***Due to essential work being carried out by Western Power to Riverside Chambers and the new Full Street developments, Derby Local Studies and Family History Library will be closed on Saturday 15th August. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Customers can access general computer services at Central Library, Wardwick, Derby. Please book ahead on 01332 641701 or book online.***

Services offered

We charge for some of these services. 


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

On-street parking for disabled visitors is available on Full Street.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.30am to 1.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 1.00pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9.30am to 7.00pm
Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 10am to 1.00pm

Contact details

Post address:
Derby Local Studies and Family History Library
Riverside Chambers
Phone: 01332 642240
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby Local Studies Library and Family History Library
Riverside Chambers
Full Street