Information of local interest is often donated, bequeathed or loaned to the archive service by local residents and historians. Those for Dumfries and Galloway can be accessed through the new Archive Search Room and Local Studies section, which is now based in the Ewart Library in Dumfries. Our Online Archive Catalogue provides details of all records currently available through the archive service.
If you wish to conduct your own research at any library in Dumfries and Galloway or at the new Archive Search Centre, Dumfries, our staff will be delighted to assist. However if you are unable to do so then our staff will be happy to conduct research on your behalf.
Visitors are usually able to make enquiries of the archives in person (online or by visiting the archive search room) or using the research service provided by the council for which a charge is normally made. Use of the archive is free. There is a charge for reproduction of information and also for family and local history research if you wish this undertaken.
|Tuesday||10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00|
|Wednesday||10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 19.00|
|Thursday||10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00|
|Friday||10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00|
|Saturday||10.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00 (First Saturday in month only)|
|Monday:||08.00 am - 4.00 pm|
|Tuesday:||09.00 am - 5.00 pm|
|Wednesday:||09.00 am - 7.00 pm|
|Thursday:||09.00 am - 7.00 pm|
|Friday:||09.00 am - 5.00 pm|
|Saturday:||10.00 am - 4.00 pm|
Why waste hours in fruitless searching. Let our qualified and experienced staff help you with family or other research work using the world famous resources of Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archives.
To receive a no obligation assessment of what research could be undertaken and the cost of this work please contact us. We will then provide a quotation for the research work. This is based on an hourly rate of £21 per hour excluding VAT.
Dumfries Archive Centre has a number of projects under way at present:
These resources combined form the largest collection of Dumfries and Galloway material in the World.