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Local Studies Library

Part of Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information. Collects, preserves and makes accessible printed material on all aspects of life in Sheffield and the surrounding area, past and present. Includes newspapers and press cuttings, maps, photographs and illustrations, printed ephemera, census and other statistics, Electoral Roll (voters lists), sound recordings, DVD and videos.

Facilities include photocopier, microfilm/microfiche reader/printers (bookable), Picture Sheffield digital picture system, VHS/DVD video viewing facilities and digital copying and research service. Picture Sheffield also available to search on internet (

• Local History Events are listed on the website
• Latest News is listed on

In association with Sheffield Archives talks and events available on local and family history and introduction to using the library.

Provides 5 People's Network computers with Internet access, free access to website, available for public use.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Archives & Heritage Staff
0114 273 4753

Where to go

First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
South Yorkshire
S1 1XZ

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Wednesday 1-8pm, Thursday, Friday 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm (opening times)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Last Updated
Local history, electoral registers, newspapers, photographs, maps
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