Email us before visiting for details of the services we offer and to clarify that what you wish to see is available.

We will be glad to advise you about which items are available at either the Archives or Local Studies.

Local Studies

To use newspapers, electoral registers or census returns please ring in advance, as many of these items are only available on microform.

To use the Internet call us in advance to book a computer session.

Archives

Contact us in advance to check that we have the documents you are planning to see.

Order items

If you have document reference numbers you can order the items in advance so they are ready upon your arrival (for Saturday visitors, all original items must be ordered by the previous Thursday).

To use church registers, General Register Office indexes to births, marriage and deaths or census returns, it is best if you call us in advance, as many of these items are only available on microform.

To use the Internet call us in advance to book a computer session.

Research service at Archives & Local Studies

Use our research service if you are unable to visit Sheffield Archives and Local Studies.

For a fee of £15 for half an hour, our experienced researchers will undertake work on your behalf.

Our researchers have access to a vast array of genealogical and other information – census returns, parish registers, indexes to births, marriages and deaths, family and estate records, Ordnance Survey maps, newspapers, school records etc.

Whether you want to request a search of a 17th century baptism register or order a copy of a map from the early 20th century, our research service should be able to help.

Copying services

Sheffield Archives and Local Studies is able to supply copies of documents and images (subject to copyright restrictions) in a variety of formats and sizes.

You are welcome to make photocopies and prints from microforms when you visit.

It’s also possible for you to use your own digital camera. Simply ask a member of staff for advice and guidance.

You’ll need to complete a copyright declaration at the time you make the copy.

Fees & charges

Pay by credit or debit card, cash or cheque. Download details of our fees and charges:

Order forms

Order copies to be sent by post, email or the Internet, if you can't visit us.

Copies are supplied for private study purposes only. If you wish to use the image for anything else - such as in a book, in an exhibition or on a website - please contact us for further advice.

City Archives

Ask us a question

0114 2039395 Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

52 Shoreham Street

Sheffield


S1 4SP