Local and family history
To enable essential works to take place as part of the major refurbishment of the main building, Local Studies Library and the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be closed:
Thursday 25th September until
Tuesday 30th September.
The Library will be open as normal on Wednesday 1st October.
Access to ‘Ancestry’ and ‘Find My Past’ can be accessed in any Bradford Library.
The nearest library is City Library in Centenary Square.
We apologise for any incovenience.
The Local Studies service offers family and local history resources for the Bradford Metropolitan District and the West Yorkshire region. We have a wide range of material including books and maps, plus free access to several genealogy and historical newspaper websites.
The two main Local Studies libraries in the district are in Bradford and Keighley, but many of the branches can also provide local knowledge and help with finding family history information on the Internet. Friendly and supportive members of staff are available to answer your questions – just ask!
Local Studies libraries
Local studies websites
Available in the library only
Remote access with your library card
World War 1
Archives and directories