Reopening – Monday 30 January

We are pleased to announce that Local Studies and Archives will reopen on Monday 30 January. See below for opening hours and bookings.

Hammersmith & Fulham Local Studies and Archives holds the archives and local history collections for the borough. Our collections include:

  • documents
  • books
  • maps
  • photographs
  • local newspapers.

While our original purpose was to hold the records of the council and its predecessor bodies, our collections reach far beyond that with material donated from local institutions such as churches and schools, local businesses, local organisations and residents.

The service is free for anyone to use. We are located on the second floor of Hammersmith Library, and are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

For requests to view archival material, please give at least one weeks’ notice.

To make a booking please email

To learn more about our collections please see the exploring our collections webpage.

Follow our libraries blog to find more detailed information about our collections.