Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

Last updated 5th November 2008 
Name of library Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies 
Address Register Office Block, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Herts SG13 8EJ 
Telephone 01438 737333 
Fax 01992 555113 
E-mail hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk 
Website http://www.hertsdirect.org/hals 
Alternative names Hertfordshire Record Office 
Contact & Job Title Susan Flood, County Archivist 
Purpose & main user community of the library Preserving and promoting archive and library resources for the discovery and enjoyment of Hertfordshire’s heritage. 
Terms of access Free access to library and archives 
Opening hours Monday and Wednesday 9 to 17.30, Tuesday 10 to 19.30, Thursday 9 to 19.30, Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 13.00 
Disabled access  
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. None. 
Number of volumes 30,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues 220 sets 
Current Periodicals  150
Other materials  Manuscripts: 992.8cm (incl maps); ca 2,500 microforms; ca 10,000 maps; ca 550 films + videos; archives 3 miles of shelves
Volumes added per year  500
Coverage History of religion in Hertfordshire, including nonconformity, various sects, histories of individual churches, sermons (both printed + manuscript), the Dissolution etc.
Special Collections Some 19th C sermons held but not as a special collection 
Manuscripts William Upton’s survey of religious meeting places in Herts, 1847-8 (Ref. D/Ex812/Q1); Quaker archives from 1643 (NQ); papers of Quaker families – Wheeler, Tuke & Seebohm (Ref.D/Ese); Flamstead Cartulary, C1240 (ref.17465)  
Research resource Non-conformity especially Quakers; archdeaconry of St Albans (records dating from 1415); Diocese of St Albans many local examples of national trends.
Catalogue Type Computer for bookstock 
URL of catalogue http://www.hertsdirect.org/libsleisure/libraries/online/als 
Other facilities Full reprographics service incl. Photocopying, scanning, photography; word processing etc; research service (fee payable). Internet access is free for the first hour then there is a charge (£2.50 per hour). Using the net for family history is free for as long as there are PC’s available. 
Full Time Staff  22FTE
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Voluntary Staff  
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