Harborough Museum and Market Harborough Library are a good place to found out more about the history of Market Harborough and its surrounding area.
The Local Studies area incorporates books, pamphlets and periodicals relating to the history of Market Harborough and the surrounding area. The area is an ideal place to visit for those interested in researching local or family history.
The Local Studies centre includes public-access PCs, microfilm and microfiche readers and a photocopying facility. Resources available for research include newspaper cuttings, maps, local newspapers on microfilm, census returns, and the Harborough Historian. Members of staff will be happy to help you locate the resources you need and finding aids including the library catalogue are available.
You can also access Ancestry, Findmypast and more using Digital Library access while in the museum and library.
The museum and library are part of the Communities and Wellbeing service, which also includes the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, based at Wigston.
If you wish to borrow items which are available to loan from the Local Studies collections, you will need to become a member of the Leicestershire Library service. You can join online here.