Lancashire Record Office

Last updated 15th January 2009 
Name of library Lancashire Record Office 
Address Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2RE 
Telephone 01772 533039 
Fax 01772 533050 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Bruce Jackson,  County Archivist
Purpose & main user community of the library Preservation of, and access to, historical documentation of Lancashire and its inhabitants. 
Terms of access Carn ticket required. No apointment required. 
Opening hours M, W, F 09.00-17.00; T 09.00-20.30, Th 10.00-17.00
also open one Saturday a month 10-4 (normally second Saturday) 
Disabled access Disabled access parking and lift access. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. None.
Number of volumes 14 km of historic records C12-C20 
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  
Coverage Practical operation of religion 
Special Collections  Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Quaker, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian, Congregational Union; also some dicoesan material for CofE (Blackburn) and RC (Liverpool)
Manuscripts See Guide to Lancashire Records Office, 3rd edn (1985). Also Guide to Lancashire Record. Office: A Supplement 1977-1989 
Research resource  
Catalogue Type Practical operations of religion. Catholic recusancy. 
URL of catalogue Catalogues also available on 
Other facilities Photocopying, microfilms, photography, use of laptops, internet access, tea room, carparking. 
Full Time Staff 27 
Part Time Staff
Voluntary Staff 50 
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library