Local Studies Collections

What is Local Studies?

The archive collections are complimented by the local studies collections. This is secondary material that relates to the borough, and has been collected by Barnsley Libraries for over 120 years. Many of our local studies resources are available on an open access basis in the Discovery Centre.

Our material includes:

* Books and pamphlets

* Maps & plans

* Newspapers & periodicals

* Aerial photography

* Street & trade directories

* Copies of Anglican church records on microfiche

* Parish magazines

* Indexes of births, marriages & deaths

* Copies of census returns


Search our printed material

Our local studies collections can be explored via the online catalogue of Barnsley Libraries https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/barnsleymbc/