Sheffield Local Studies Library and Sheffield Archives are located in separate buildings approximately 10 minutes walk apart.
It is a good idea to email us firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we can advise you in detail of the services we offer and also to clarify that what you wish to see is available. We appreciate that the distinction between the Local Studies Library and the Archives can be confusing. The staff will be glad to advise you about which items are available at which service point.
If you wish to consult newspapers, electoral registers or census returns we strongly advise that you ring in advance, as many of these items are only available on microform.
If you wish to use the internet we also advise that you book a computer session in advance.
It is best if you contact us in advance so that we can advise you if we have the documents you are planning to see. 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.)
If you wish to consult church registers, General Register Office indexes to births, marriage and deaths or census returns it is best if you ring in advance, as many of these items are only available on microform.
If you wish to use the internet or other computer facilities we also advise that you book a computer session in advance.