Telephone: +44 (0)113 393 9785
We are members of the County Archive Research Network (CARN) readers’ ticket scheme. Please bring your CARN readers’ ticket with you when you visit. If you do not have a ticket please bring official proof of ID which includes your name, address and signature. Click here for more information
Appointments recommended: some archives are held offsite
From 23 November 2015 the opening hours will be changing to
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
Current Opening hours (until Thursday 19 November)
Monday 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm
Our searchroom can be chilly in cold weather.
You may like to consider bringing in extra jumpers or cardigans with you when you visit.
How To Find Us
Available at Hall Ings and the Library car park. Disabled parking is available off Sharpe Street to the side of the Library.
We are close to Bradford Interchange Railway Station.
We are close to Bradford Interchange Bus and Coach Station.
About the Office
In 1974 the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council set up an Archive Department housed in Bradford Central Library. The Department became part of West Yorkshire Archive Service in 1982. The office also oversees the wide-ranging collections held in Keighley Library.