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

General View of the Agriculture of the County of Derby. With observations on the Means of Improvement. Thomas Brown 1794. Classic reprint 2023
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
Come Wind, Come Weather. Storm, Tempest and other Natural Phenomena within local sources. Trevor James 2021
BESIDE the RIVER TRENT Archaeological Investigations at Shardlow Quarry, Derbyshire. K. Krawiec et al
CHURCH GOODS in DERBYSHIRE 1552- 1553 Richard Clark ed.
MAM TOR Derbyshire: new plans outlining hill and fort, internal platforms and all. Graeme Gilbert
DERBY PORCELAIN The Golden Years 1750-1770. Dennis G Rice
THE REDISCOVERY OF LUCY HARDCASTLE – botanist and breadwinner. Jonathan Powers with Anne M. powers
A HISTORY OF HASLAND including Birdholme, Boythorpe Corbriggs, Grassmoor, Hady, Spital and Winsick. ed. Philip Riden
“THE BOTTOM SHOP” The history of Glassmaking in Hatton Derbyshire. Chris Tipper and Philip Bell
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