Telephone: +44 (0)1422 392636
WYAS Calderdale will be closed on Thursdays while they prepare to move to a new Central Library and Archive in Halifax during 2017. Further details on the building project can be found on the Calderdale Libraries website.
Tuesday 9.30am to 5:00pm
Temporarily closed on Thursdays
Friday: 9.30am to 5:00pm
Monday 9.30am to 7.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
Archive service microfilm will be available via the Reference and Local Studies Library after 5:00pm and all day Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
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.
Please contact us by telephone (01422 392636) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table, a computer or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult. A small proportion of our collections are held off-site and can take up to 5 working days to be made available to researchers.
Please note that if you would like to view original archive material an appointment is necessary.
A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.
No refreshment facilities available in the building but cafes etc are close by.
Toilets available please ask staff for the key.
Short stay car parking at the Woolshops Shopping Centre.
Long stay at North Bridge Leisure Centre, off North Bridge.
Disabled parking is available in front of the library.
We are approximately 500 metres from Halifax Railway Station.
We are approximately 200 metres from Halifax Railway Station.
About the Office
The archive service in Halifax was established in 1964, building on foundations laid by the Halifax Museums Service, local public libraries and the Halifax Antiquarian Society. It moved to its present purpose-built accommodation in the Halifax town centre in January 1983. Calderdale joined the West Yorkshire Archive Service in April 1983.