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West Yorkshire Archive Service
West Yorkshire Archive Service


WYAS, Bradford
Prince's Way
Telephone: +44 (0)113 393 9785

Reader Registration.

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



Opening Hours


*Please note that we will be closed on Thursday 16th June 2016 due to essential building work*

From 23 November 2015 the opening hours will be changing to

Monday   9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday  9.30am - 5pm

Thursday 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

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Car Parking

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.


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