About our collections
Local Studies is a unique collection about the history and culture of Midlothian, including family history.
The collection includes:
- Official records
- Burials information
- Historic newspapers
- Photographs and postcards
- Maps and plans
How do I find the information that I am looking for?
The Midlothian library catalogue lists all of the books and pamphlets held by Midlothian libraries, including Local Studies.
Archive collections are catalogued separately by collection. This is to protect the integrity of each collection. We are cataloguing our archives as quickly as possible and putting completed catalogues on our website.
We have also completed a Guide to Midlothian Archives which lists our main archive collection.
Still can't find what you are looking for?
Please contact us and we will try to help you further. We may also be able to suggest other places where you can find information.