Online Catalogue (archives)

The online catalogue for our archive collections covers original, primary records providing users with histories of businesses, schools, local councils, groups and societies and more. We share the online catalogue with Barnsley Museums, perfect for checking for any related objects!

Currently, we do not have all our collections catalogued online and sometimes archive collections relating to the Barnsley borough are held elsewhere. This is due to various historic and geographic reasons. If you can't find what you are looking for we recommend contacting us or checking Discovery, The National Archives' online catalogue, which lists holdings for the country.

Online Catalogue (local studies)

Our local studies collections cover books and other printed (secondary) material. These items can be explored via the online catalogue we share with Barnsley Libraries.

eBooks, Digital Magazines and Newspapers

We work together with Barnsley Libraries to bring you a great selection of ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers to read on your devices. We have books relating to the history of Barnsley and surrounding areas, along with texts written by local authors to inspire you. Look out for resources for researching family history, such as the latest popular magazines and a selection of books. There is also access to recent editions of the Barnsley Chronicle as well as other newspapers such as the Yorkshire Post and Huddersfield Daily Examiner. To read our range of ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers you will need to be a member of Barnsley Libraries with a valid library card and PIN. 

Further information on how to access these digital resources