Advent Calendar – Day 10

How prepared are you feeling with only 15 more sleeps to go? Here is door number 10…

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A photograph of Borrowash Library not long after it first opened in June 1952. 

Borrowash Library,

Borrowash Library,

If you know the library, you can probably picture how it looks today while looking at this photograph. The photograph itself can be found amongst the archive collection for the libraries department (Ref: D2980/UL). Borrowash Library Other photographs from 1875 of Derbyshire libraries in use can be seen on the public PCs at the Record Office. Please drop in anytime to take a look, no need to book, just bring your library ticket for logging on to the computer.

Of course, you can also Visit Borrowash Library too and see how it has changed

The Local Studies Catalogue at Derbyshire Record Office

card catThe County Local Studies Card Catalogue at Derbyshire Record Office is an amazing resource. It has entries for subjects, places, people and authors for every possible thing you can think of to do with Derbyshire, and it works.
But it has been added to for decades, and requires a certain amount of upkeep, not to mention cards and ink. And it cannot be viewed remotely.
So from January this year all new Local Studies indexing will be on the Record Office catalogue:
We receive several new books a month, plus a constant flow of journal articles, and donated items which we did not have before. All require indexing by librarians to bring out the information riches hidden within.  To see what new arrivals have been indexed so far, try using LS* as the reference when you search the catalogue.
Of course we are not getting rid of the card catalogue, and if you cannot get to us, staff here will be happy to look references up for you.

Sue Peach, Local Studies Librarian