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Local Studies archives

Local and family history

Do you want to know more about the history of Barnet or trace your family history? Find out more about Barnet's local history including pocket histories, photographs, maps, archives, newspapers and publications representing people, places and buildings.

Get in touch

The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BQ

Visits to the archive are by appointment only so please call ahead to arrange a time*.

*Archives and Local Studies will be temporarily closed for building and refurbishment work at Hendon Library between 3 April and 4 September 2017. Special arrangements are being made for access to historical council minutes and electoral registers.



  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues: Closed
  • Wed: 1pm - 7pm (by appointment only)
  • Thurs: 10am - 5pm (by appointment only)
  • Fri: 10am - 5pm (by appointment only)
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

Getting there

  • Bus: 143, 183, 326
  • Tube: Hendon Central, Northern Line (15 min walk)
  • Overground: Hendon, Thameslink (15 min walk)


Lift to the first floor.


  • public wifi
  • photocopier
  • public toilets and baby changing
  • library shop, selling items like greeting cards and stamps
  • study area
  • cafe
  • reference library

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