Archives and Local Studies

Welcome to our catalogue which describes our vast collection of original archives and extensive local studies library relating to Derbyshire and its people.

From church registers and historic maps to records of local government, schools, manors, business and industry, plus books, newspapers and photographs, the catalogue includes information about all our archive collections and over 10,000 local studies items.

Research guides

Our research guides will help you navigate the incredible collections, with links to the catalogue and further advice, including for family history, exploring places and researching particular subjects.

Making improvements

Please see our website for details of how we are improving our finding aids.