Plan your visit

Plan your visit

To find out what you can come and use and for some advice on how to start your research, visit our local history and family history pages.

If you know what you want to research, try searching for it on our online catalogue. Currently this contains over 4,500 catalogue entries covering many aspects of Peterborough’s history.

We recommend that you contact us and make an appointment prior to visiting to ensure we are able to assist you and have capacity that day. You can call us on 01733 864160 or email

We are based in Central Library, click here for more information on our location though note our opening times (below, right) differ from the wider library's.

Peterborough Archives Service, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX.

The nearest car parks are on Brook Street, PE1 1TU and Market multi-storey, PE1 1AY

 MONDAY 10.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00
 TUESDAY 10.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00
 WEDNESDAY  14.00-17.00
 FRIDAY 10.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00
*  On Saturdays and 13.00-14.00 Monday, Tuesday and Friday access is allowed to self service local studies material when the main library is staffed.