The Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive is located on the first floor of the Dugdale Centre.
Local Studies identifies, acquires, and preserves materials that document the history of Enfield , making these records available to residents and visitors.
You can visit the archive and discover a unique collection of historical documents dating back to the 13th century.
We also have four computers offering free access to research online and genealogy websites. Access to these resources is only available in Local Studies Centre at the Dugdale Centre.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5pm
Please note: Enfield Local Studies will be closed from 5.00pm on Thursday the 6th of February 2020 until we re-open at 9.00am on Thursday the 18th of February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Local Studies service operates an appointment system. For more information or to book an appointment e-mail the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8379 2724. New visitors will be required to complete a brief registration form on arrival.
Fees and Charges
We do charge to use our photocopying, scanning and printing services. Click here for a full list.
New Behind The Scenes Tours for 2019!
We have a number of exciting private tours coming up this year to showcase our collections.
Friday 27th September 2019 – Enfield Wartime Records from the Archives
Friday 30th August & Friday 25th October 2019– Maps in Enfield
All tours are £3 pp, limited availability.
To find out more go to our What On page.
FREE Exhibition: When Peace Broke Out – 20 July 2019 – 31 December 2019, 1st floor of the Dugdale Centre.
Visit our Exhibitions page for more information.
The online catalogue is a database for researchers to access details about our Local Studies and Archive collections. It contains collection and item level descriptions including manuscripts, bibliographic records, digital images of photographs and many other types of material held by us.
We have a range of items in our collections to help you with your research. Find out more about what we have here
History of Your Property
If you want to find out the history of your house, our Local Studies team can help! Find out more here
Local History Trails, Walks and Projects
Our Local History Factsheets provide an insight into many aspects of Enfield's varied history, from its industry and railways to its religion and its architecture. Visit this page for archival projects we have undertaken too.
Donations and Loans
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive is happy to consider all offers of donations or loans to enrich its collection.
Historic places to Visit in Enfield
Enfield has a long and distinguished history which has something for everyone.
Walk in the footsteps of Tudor kings and queens, explore grand houses of ages past, stand where Guy Fawkes stood when hatching the gunpowder plot, or immerse yourself in myth and legend with a visit to the site of Camelot Castle.