A collection of material focusing on the history of Lancashire, with particular emphasis on Preston and its environs. The collection reflects the boundaries of the current county of Lancashire and seeks to complement, not replicate, local studies collections in other libraries and Universities in the North West. The collection is held on open access shelves and the majority is Reference Only. The materials are located on the second floor of the library, opposite the Sport England Collection, directly after the Law Statutes.
Other sources for local studies within the immediate area include: