Libraries and Archives


Local libraries and archives

National Library and Archives

  • The National Archives
    • Discovery Search across detailed catalogues held by The National Archives at Kew, and more than 2,500 archives across the UK
  • British History Online
    Digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles, created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust
  • Historical Directories
    University of Leicester’s digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750-1919, containing reproductions of rare and essential tools for research into local and genealogical history