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
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Our searchroom can be chilly in cold weather.
Scheduled Collections work closure, 10th-14th
All five offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be closed for collections work during the following week:
Monday 10th March to Friday 14th March
During this time archive staff will be working on improving access to the
local authority collections in our care. Staff will continue to respond to urgent written and telephone messages
during this period.
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.