Derbyshire Local Studies Library

As museums and galleries across the UK begin to reopen, please take extra care to check their websites and social media channels for up to date information as opening times, days and dates here may not be correct.

We are a reference collection of information about Derbyshire. In addition to books about the county we have periodicals, newspapers, maps and illustrations. In the Library we also have resources for family history of local and national interest including free access to the Ancestry website. Computers and microfilm readers are available for public use and can be booked in advance. We operate an enquiry service by phone, e-mail, or letter. Family history enquiries are charged at £8.50 for half an hours research.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm Usually open the 2nd Saturday each month 9:00am – 12:30pm. Please check the website or telephone the library before visiting on Saturdays.


No charge for Access

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services


  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Public car park
  • Cafeteria
  • Study facilities
  • Library with public access


  • General guide to collections available
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Primary school education service available

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