About us

Picture Sheffield is provided by Sheffield City Council's Archives and Local Studies Service.

Sheffield Archives and Local Studies collect and preserve original records and printed material relating to Sheffield and the surrounding area.

The information dates from the 12th century to the present and relates to Sheffield, South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire.

Included are extensive collections of books, pamphlets, photographs, church registers, newspapers, census records, minutes, diaries, films, maps, deeds, records from schools, hospitals, businesses and charities, family estates, personal papers etc.

We provide a range of service to our customers:

Study areas, expert staff on hand to help with research enquiries, a library of reference books, photocopying and photography services, free internet access, microform machines and printers, catalogues and indexes, research service, research study guide, services for school and group visits, talks, workshops and lectures, accredited conservation service.