Hull History Centre exterior from Worship Street

Using the Local Studies Library

How the service works

Please read fully to ensure you understand how the service will operate during this period.

We have made a number of changes to our Local Studies Library in order to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff:

  • You don’t need to make an appointment to visit the Local Studies Library. You are welcome to browse the bookcases, use reference materials like maps, and borrow books and audio-visual material from the loan stock.
  • From 10 August the Local Studies Library will be open:
    • Tuesday: 10.00-12.30 and 2.00-4.30
    • Wednesday: 10.00-12.30 and 2.00-4.30
    • Thursday: 10.00-12.30 and 2.00-4.30
    • Friday: 10.00-12.30 and 2.00-4.30
  • To protect customers and staff please continue to wear face coverings when in our building. Be Responsible, Be Safe.
  • Please sanitize your hands at the sanitization stations provided on entering and leaving the Local Studies Library.
  • You might find it useful in advance of your visit to consult our online catalogue.
  • We are currently unable to provide newspapers for you to read. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • Once you have finished looking at reference material please leave items on the table for our staff to put away.

  • You are welcome to use the coin operated photocopier in the Library.
  • You are welcome to take pictures of Local Studies material. The usual charge of 30p per shot applies, or alternatively we are able to offer a Multiple Copies Pass during the restricted service period which will allow you to take as many shots as you wish during your session for £10. If you are staying for the afternoon session and wish to continue to take images, we can still offer our £15 Day Pass. Payment should be made by using contactless wherever possible.

There have been many issues to consider when reopening our services, and we ask you to bear with us as we learn to operate under these new conditions. Thank you.

Please continue to use the NHS test and trace service. QR codes are located at the entrance to the building and at the enquiry desk. By using test and trace we are helping to reduce the risk of a local outbreak and protect our staff, visitors and the wider community.