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West Yorkshire Archive Service
West Yorkshire Archive Service


WYAS, Calderdale
Central Library
Northgate House
HX1, 1UN
Telephone: +44 (0)1422 392636


Reader Registration.

We are members of the County Archive Research Network (CARN) readers’ ticket scheme. Please bring your CARN readers’ ticket with you when you visit. If you do not have a ticket please bring official proof of ID which includes your name, address and signature. Click here for more information

Appointments recommended.


Opening Hours

The Calderdale office will be moving to a new building soon. Calderdale Council is building a new Central Library and Archive facility and we will be closed for a short time to carry out the move. We will close from October/November 2016 and re-open to the public in the new building in January 2017. We will provide updated dates here as soon as possible.

Tuesday 9.30am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5:00pm

Microfilm available

Monday 9.30am to 7.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Reference and Local Studies Library after 5:00pm and all day Monday and Saturday.



Facilities: No refreshment facilities available in the building but cafes etc are close by.

Toilets available please ask staff for the key.

How To Find Us

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Car Parking Short stay car parking at the Woolshops Shopping Centre.  Long stay at North Bridge Leisure Centre, off North Bridge.  Disabled parking is available in front of the library.
Train We are approximately 500 metres from Halifax Railway Station.
Bus We are approximately 200 metres from Halifax Bus Station.

About the Office

The archive service in Halifax was established in 1964, building on foundations laid by the Halifax Museums Service, local public libraries and the Halifax Antiquarian Society. It moved to its present purpose-built accommodation in the Halifax town centre in January 1983. Calderdale joined the West Yorkshire Archive Service in April 1983.



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