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West Yorkshire Archive Service
West Yorkshire Archive Service


WYAS, Leeds
West Yorkshire Joint Service
Nepshaw Lane South
LS27 7JQ

Tel: +44 (0)113 393 9788






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




Please note that appointments are essential if you would like to view original archive documents during your visit.  Please contact us by telephone (0113 393 9788) or by email prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table, a computer or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult. A small proportion of our collections are held off-site and can take up to 5 working days to be made available to researchers. 

Any documents you would like to view must be ordered at the time of booking.  

Opening hours:

Wednesday 9:30am-4:00pm

Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm

Fridays (temporarily closed)

The Leeds office will be closed to the public for a short time starting from 13th June while we consolidate our collection storage. This closure will allow us to improve accessibility, and therefore the service we provide, by ensuring more of our collections are held on site.  We will re-open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 4pm on Monday 1st August.

Document retrievals

Documents must be pre-ordered in advance of your visit.  If you are not sure of the individual document references please do ask - staff will usually be able to send you more detailed catalogues of the collections you are interested in.  You will be asked to return your documents to a staff member by 3:45:pm ready for the building closing at 4:00pm.



A rest area is available for the consumption of your own refreshments

Public lockers are provided

Toilets are located off the searchroom

How to find WYAS, Leeds... (External website)

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We are located on the A650 Bradford-Wakefield road between the Toby Carvery (formerly the Angel public house) situated at the Bruntcliffe traffic lights and the M62 Junction 27 interchange with the A62 Leeds-Huddersfield road and the A650 Bradford-Wakefield road. The Joint Services offices are on the north side of the A650, just before/after it crosses the M621.

Click here to download a map.
Car Parking There is limited free parking available for visitors to Leeds Archives
Train We are approximately 2.5km from Morley Railway Station
Bus From Leeds city centre: to Gildersome Green no.219, to Gildersome Cross Roads no. 229, to Morley no. 51.

We are 2.7km from Morley Town Hall
Journey planning to plan your journey on public transport, please use Our postcode is LS27 7JQ – just select ‘West Yorkshire Trading Standards' from the drop-down list of options
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