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Local History: Free Online Resources


In addition to resources the Bodleian Libraries purchases, there are a number of alternative free online resources to support the study of Local History. If you have any suggestions to help us expand this page, please contact

Free online resources

The following key resources provide free access to high quality academic resources.

There are many older local history books which are out of copyright and which are available via the sites below.


We accept no responsibility for the content of these external websites, which may have their own terms and conditions.