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

Three books by Jonathan Powers The Philosopher lecturing on the Orrery; Benjamin Franklin and Darwin’s ‘Lunaticks’; John Whitehurst’s Theory of the Earth
RADBOURNE, the search for the Old Hall. Ian Parker Heath
RADBOURNE Testamentary Records 1501 -1781. Dr Simon J Harris ed.
THE DERBYSHIRE MUSTERS 1638-9 Parts 1 and 2. Victor A. Rosewarne(ed.) DRS
JET MAN The making and breaking of Frank Whittle , Genius of the jet revolution. Duncan Campbell-Smith
CHATSWORTH, ARCADIA , NOW. Seven scenes if the ife of a house. John-Paul Stonard
THE HOME FRONT. Derbyshire in the First World War. Scott Lomax
RIVER KINGS A new history fo the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads. Cat Jarman
MATLOCK BATH A perfectly romantic place. Christopher Charlton and Doreen Buxton
THE HOME FRONT. Derbyshire in the First World War. Scott Lomax
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