Containing over 200,000 items on the history of the borough, the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre can help you discover the history of your family, the area you live in, local buildings, and more.

Our address

picture of holborn library
Holborn Library in 1960 © Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

2nd Floor
Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road

Our opening hours

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Alternate Saturdays: 11am-5pm

The Saturdays we will be open in 2023 are: 14 January, 11, 25 February, 11, 25 March, 8, 22 April, 6, 20 May, 3,17 June, 1, 15, 29 July, 12, 26 August, 9, 23 September, 7, 21 October, 4, 18 November, 2, 16, 30 December. 

Consultation of archives is by prior appointment.

To make an appointment or if you have an enquiry, contact the Local Studies and Archives Centre:

Telephone: 020 7974 6342

Our catalogue

Search the catalogue of our collections

Oil paintings online

You can view our oil paintings collection online.

Local history links

Links to websites that contain information on local history and archives