Situated on the first floor of the AK Bell Library, the local studies collection holds published sources of information about the local area. We work closely with the Archives section which holds unpublished records.
The main types of material we hold include:
- Books and Pamphlets
- Newspapers and Periodicals [30kb]
- Photographs and Postcards
- Special collections
You can contact us in person, or by post, fax, telephone and e-mail.
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If you cannot visit the library in person we are pleased to offer a research service. If you would like us to carry out research on your behalf, please send us precise details of your enquiry together with any relevant supporting information. We always endeavour to get back to you as quickly as we can but delays may occur at busy times.
There is a fee for research services, please see our Enquiry Service page for details.
Local Material in Local Libraries
Several of the larger libraries have limited collections of duplicate local studies material. Please contact the appropriate library direct for further details (see Your Local Library).