Search the archives

This catalogue allows you to search our archive collections. It includes our publicly available records for City of York Council (and its predecessor bodies) and our community collections created by other local organisations. If you are interested in published Local History materials or book stock, please see our library catalogue.

If you already know what you are looking for, you can search by the reference number of the item or collection in the search box above. You can also conduct a general search across our collections by entering keywords in the search box. For more detailed information on how to get the best out of the catalogue, please use our How to Search page. We will be adding to this catalogue as new archives are acquired and as we progress with the cataloguing of our existing holdings to international standards, so please do check back in future to see what’s new.

Enquiries And Visiting The Archive

If you have an enquiry relating to our collections, please contact us and the team will be happy to assist. For our latest opening hours and information on how to arrange a visit to view our collections, please see our Visiting Us web page.