Derby Local Studies and Family History Library re-opens

Here’s some great news for people who live and work in Derby: Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is being officially opened this Friday, 15 May 2015.

The Local Studies Library will be opened at 10.30am by the Leader of Derby City Council, Cllr Ranjit Banwait, in its new home at Riverside Chambers in Full Street, Derby.  The building was formerly the magistrates court, a listed building which has been beautifully restored to its former glory.  The research area of the library occupies one of the former court rooms, which makes for a unique research experience!  Following the official opening, members of the public will be able to access the library from 11am.  The library opening hours will be:

  • Monday            9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Tuesday            9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Thursday           9.30am – 7.00pm
  • Friday               9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Saturday           10.00am – 1.00pm

Derby Local Studies and Family History library is well worth visiting as it has a huge collection of over 60,000 books, photographs, maps and plans, local newspapers and magazines, as well as many historic documents relating to Derby and its area.  The new building offers much more research space, superfast broadband, customer toilets and there’s also an award-winning café downstairs where you can take a break.

Do go and take a look – I know the team will be delighted to see their old customers again and to welcome some new faces.

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