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Our online catalogue lets you search the catalogue records for the Archive and Local Studies Library collections.

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You can find some lists of our archives on the National Archives. Alternatively, please contact us and we will advise you.

Search tips 

  • Your search can focus on just the Archive, just the Library, or on both collections
  • You can choose which collection to search by clicking on the menu option on the left side of the screen
  • Type the term you wish to find in the relevant box. You only need to fill in one field
  • To see descriptions of the menu items, click 'Help' at any time
  • Some fields have the option 'browse keywords' to their right. Clicking on this will give a list of terms which most closely match the information entered in the adjacent field. This lets you narrow your search and retrieve more specific records, rather than generate a large number of general results
  • For Author and Subject searches, the name should be in the "Last name, First name" form
  • You can use capitals or lower-case letters in your search - the results will be the same either way
  • When searching 'All collections', results from the Archive will be displayed in red, those from the Library in blue

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