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

The Story of the Early Years of Christ Church, Holloway. Dennis Brook . The John Smedley Archive Charitable Trust 2017
The Cromford and High Peak Railway. Revised edition featuring Wirksworth and Steeple Grange. John Marshall. Revised edition 2011 Martin Bairstow
Lead Mining in Derbyshire; History, Development and Drainage Vol.2 Miller’s Dale to Alport . J H Rieuwerts 2008
Hardwick Hall A Great Old Castle of Romance. David Adshead.(ed). et al .2016 Yale University Press and the National Trust
The Diary of George Mushat 1805 – 1813 R.M.Healey ( ed.) DAS Publication 1982
Quaternary of the Trent. David R. Bridgland (ed.) et al. Oxbow publishing 2014
Cromford Wharf A History. Hugh Potter 2021
The Cromford Canal’s Leawood Arm. A History. Hugh Potter 2021
Pecsaetna. People of the Anglo-Saxon Peak District. Phil Sidebottom. 2020
The Trent and Mersey Canal . A History Ray Shill 2021
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