The main series of photographs and illustrations (100,000) is available at Sheffield Local Studies Library in the Central Library. 70,000 of these are available online at Picture Sheffield .

In addition Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street has many photographs and illustrations within its collections. Some of these are available online at Picture Sheffield.

We mainly have photographs between the 19th century and present day.

Contact us on to find out more, book in advance or order archival materials.

Ordering documents

We strongly advise that you contact us in advance to discuss your research topic so staff can advise on suitable resources.


We can normally supply copies for commercial, personal and private study purposes, subject to the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us for further information.

Further information

Not all of our photographs and illustrations are available on Picture Sheffield.

If you cannot find the pictures you are looking for please contact us for further advice. 


Online searchable digital database and original prints.

Contact the Archives and Local Studies Library

First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ
0114 203 9395 (Sat, Mon, Tues)
0114 273 4753 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)