The Reference Library is on the top floor of the Central Library.
You can use the family history resources and ask for help from staff at any time during the library's opening hours without making an appointment, but we strongly advised you to book the microfilm and microfiche machines in advance.
There are several microfilm and microfiche machines for reading items including:
- the local census returns 1841-1901
- the St Catherine's House Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England and Wales 1837-2000
- a selection of local and national newspapers