Hull Local Studies Library

Last updated 15th January 2009 
Name of library Hull Local Studies Library 
Address Central Library, Albion Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU1 3TF 
Website and 
Alternative names Hull History Services. Hull History Centre 
Contact & Job Title David Alexander Smith, Senior Local Studies Librarian 
Purpose & main user community of the library Public 
Terms of access Just walk in 
Opening hours Temporarily closed whilst we prepare for the move to the Hull History Centre in the autumn of 2009 (see websites above for further details) 
Disabled access  
Lending to other libraries & visitors Normally yes, but temporarily suspended due to above closure. Through ILL. Where duplicates are kept; no original manuscripts are loaned. 
Number of volumes 35,000 
Periodicals – Back Issues 600 
Current Periodicals 100 
Other materials Microfilms, maps, videos, DVD, maps 
Volumes added per year 500 
Coverage History of religion and religious buildings in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire; architecture; biography 
Special Collections Fish Street Chapel 1769-1982. Primitive Methodist Circuit Records 1838-1920. Hull & East Riding Congregational Records 1900-1974. 
Manuscripts Forster and Andrews Organ Builders, 1844-1959. Contains the details of organs supplied to religious buildings. Photograph collection including religious subjects and lost churches.  
Research resource General historical; architecture; biography 
Catalogue Type  Computer, Card
URL of catalogue (under L for Local Studies in the A-Z listing)
Other facilities Photocopying (self service and by staff), internet access 
Full Time Staff  3
Part Time Staff  5
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above The Hull Local Studies Library is currently closed to the public whilst we make the move to the History Centre (see website listed above) due to open in the autumn of 2009. At the moment there is no access to our collections. The History Centre will bring together the Hull Local Studies Library, Hull City Archives and the University of Hull Archives in to one building in the centre of Hull. 
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