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Archives and Local History Centre

Facilities and services

Our facilities

Facilities and services on offer at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre.


Black and white and colour printing is available for a small fee. Print in A4 or A3 from our computers or your own laptop.

Room hire

At the Archives and Local History Centre we have meeting spaces, and other rooms for hire for both personal and professional use.


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Archives. You can log in on your phone, tablet or laptop. 

Charging points

We have plenty of charging points and sockets so you can charge your laptop, phone or tablet at your library.


Car parking is available at Dudley Archives Centre.

Workspaces at Archives and Local History Centre

We have desks and quiet study spaces that are free for everyone to use. They're available on a first come, first served basis.

If you need more room, we also have meeting rooms available to hire.

Need to hire a room? Click the link below to find out more.

Book a room

Learning and research

From historical archives to reference tools, discover learning and research resources at the Archives and Local History Centre

Newspaper records

Discover digital newspaper archives from major publications including The Times and the Financial Times.

Ancestry tools

Dive into the past and trace your family tree using free ancestry tools such as Find My Past and Who’s Who and Who Was Who. 

Local Information Index

A valuable resource covering diverse subjects, people, and areas in Dudley across the centuries, the index assists in your historical research.

Britannica online

As a library member, you can access the adult, junior or student edition of Britannica Online for free.