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Local Studies and Family History (Calderdale Council)

Central Library, Northgate

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Tel: 01422 392631
Fax: 01422 349458



If you are interested in local and family history research, the local studies section in the reference library has a wide range of resources. The collections include books, newspapers, maps, photographs, prints, postcards, handbills and pamphlets on the history and development of the Calderdale area.

You can visit the reference library to carry out your own research or you can pay for research to be carried out by library staff.

The Calderdale branch of West Yorkshire Archive Service is also based at the Central Library.

Visit the West Yorkshire Archive Service website See external link policy

Services and products

  • paid research service - £15.50 per half hour

Relevant for

  • Carers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Physical disabilities

Opening hours

Monday 9:30 am - 7.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:30 am - 7.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7.00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Tel: 01422 393000
Textphone: 01422 393398
Text messages only: 07776454642

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