Archives

Archives can help you trace your family history, uncover the history of your house, enrich a school or college project, or discover your town's past. They also support East Dunbartonshire Council business needs, projects and funding applications.

Using the archives is free and open to everyone.

What do we have?

Search our online catalogue to view more than 17 thousand descriptions of archives. Our research guides are a great place to start. What are you looking for?: 

Appointments and opening hours

Kirkintilloch – Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, late night opening on Tuesday until 8pm (prior booking essential)

Bearsden – Wednesday 10am to 5pm, and by prior appointment outside these hours

Contact us

Not sure where to start, or never used archives before? Contact us for free, friendly advice archives@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Archives relating to Bearsden and Milngavie:
Bearsden Library
69 Drymen Road
Bearsden G61 3QT
tel: 0141 777 3021

Archives relating to all other areas of East Dunbartonshire:
William Patrick Library
2-4 West High Street
Kirkintilloch G66 1AD
tel: 0141 777 3142

What are archives?

People and businesses produce records. A very small number of these records are selected to be kept permanently as archives. Archives are the evidence of past events, activities and people. Our Archive Collection Policy sets out the rules we follow when deciding what records to collect.