Local Studies

The local studies collection on the 2nd floor of Slough Library brings together information on all aspects of the local area, past and present including Local newspapers and Local studies directories. There are also smaller collections at Britwell, Cippenham and Langley Libraries. If you would like help in finding information from our Local studies collections or would like to make any enquiry, please contact us in person, by phone, email or online via the library contact form.    

Books & pamphlets

  • General histories of the local area
  • Histories of individual people, companies and institutions
  • Environmental studies
  • Council minutes and publications
  • And more - anything published that relates to this area  

Photographs

We have over 7000 images of Slough and the surrounding area. Some of these images have been added or index on Slough History Online.

Maps

  • Ordnance Survey sheets going back to 1875
  •  Prints of early maps of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Other maps and plans of Slough and the surrounding area  

Shop

We have limited stock of  historic postcards of Slough and booklets about Slough's history!

Other sources of information

Can't find what you are looking for? See also Family History, or look at our Guide to Slough's Museum, Archives & other heritage services.