The Library is situated in the lovely surroundings of the Strutts Centre in Belper.
Derby Road
DE56 1UU.
It is easily reached by car or public transport. There is plenty of parking on site and the bus stop is right outside on the main A6 through Belper.
The regular monthly opening hours are:
2nd Wednesday             1.30pm – 3.30pm
Last Saturday                 10.00am – 12.00 noon (excluding Bank Holidays).
Books can be borrowed only by members. They are issued for ONE month and can be renewed by contacting the Librarian.
The catalogue is now online and can be searched using the Book Search link (see left).
Requests and enquiries can also be made through the Librarian on the Contact Us page.
The Library’s Journal Collection comprises sets of our own journals and those of adjacent counties. For some national societies and other regional societies with whom we exchange journals, the current 10 years are kept on our shelves. Please contact the Librarian for availability.

The Library is always happy to accept donations. Please let us know if you have books which may be appropriate.


Members may also obtain a catalogue of the Society’s Library on request from the The Hon. Librarian, see Contact Us page.


Members who have registered an email address receive a regular newsletter with information on new accessions, surplus books for sale and other news about the library. Click here to download the latest edition.

 The Library is there for all members to enjoy – we look forward to seeing you.
DAS library 2021
Society's library at Belper.

Recent Library Acquisitions

Brickmaking and Brick Building in the Midlands 1437 – 1780 Mike Kingman 2023
A History of Wingerworth David G Edwards. Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust 2024
Archaeological Excavations at Hanging Banks, Wingerworth, Derbyshire. York Archaeological Monograph 1 2021
Derbyshire Feet of Fines 1196 – 1324 H.J.H. Garratt (editor). 2023
A full list of new additions can be found on the last page of the on-line Catalogue
Wonders of the Peak Then and Now Roly Smith 2018
Peak District Place Names Martin Spray 1989
Spondon’s Power Stations 1917 – 2017 Peter Heath ,Alan Hunt 2017
Erasmus Darwin’s Gardens. Medicine, Agriculture and the Sciences in the Eighteenth Century. Paul A Elliott 2021
The Life and Times of Revd John Reddaway Luxmoore )1829 – 1917). With special reference to his renovation of Holy Trinity Church, Ashford-in-the-Water. Ian Pykett 2022
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