Your local history
Our local studies collection contains a variety of resources collected over decades detailing the past and present of Peterborough. Many of these resources are available self-service within our search room. Located within Peterborough Central Library.
Within the collection we hold a vast array of local interest books, some of which are available to loan, others are reference only to be viewed on site.
The collection also contains photographs, maps, directories and newspapers. See below for further information on some resources.
Archives Open times:
Mon 10:00am - 1:00pm (By appointment only: 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Tue 10:00am - 1:00pm (By appointment only: 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Wed 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 1:00pm (By appointment only: 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
* On Saturdays access is allowed to self service local studies material when the main library is staffed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information around our services and charges please see our Archives section within the FAQ pages