|Tuesday||10am to 1pm||2pm to 5pm|
|Wednesday||10am to 1pm||2pm to 6.30pm|
|Thursday||10am to 1pm||2pm to 5pm|
|Friday||10am to 1pm||2pm to 5pm|
|Saturday (first in every month)||10am to 3pm|
The search room is in the Archives and Local Studies section of the Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JB.
Find out what records we hold in the Archive using our online catalogue and historical indexes:
We hold three major groups of records:
Anyone can visit the local archives for free; however there may be a charge for making reproductions of documents.
You don't usually need to make an appointment but, as some records are held in an out store, we would advise that you contact us at least 24 hours before you visit. Let us know about the specific records you want to see.
Our staff will help you to handle the records appropriately, to read difficult handwriting, to interpret the meaning of documents and to place them in their historical context. Pencils and paper are also provided for taking notes.
Our staff can help you with limited family or other research work. Call 01387 260285 or email email@example.com to discuss your requirements. For more detailed or extensive work, please contact our researcher by email firstname.lastname@example.org, who undertakes family and local history research for a fee of £30 per hour.