BARNSLEY Archives and Local Studies – based in the town hall – now have new opening times.

The service will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.

The new opening hours will provide researchers extra time for research on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, outside traditional opening times.

It will be open on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 12.45pm, and then between 1.30pm and 6pm.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays it will be open between 9.30am and 12.45pm, and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Jon Finch, head of culture and visitor economy, said: “The new opening hours at Barnsley Archives will allow the service to be more efficient in the future.

“As well as being able to visit them in the town hall, they will also be travelling around the borough so people can find out more about the history of our amazing borough in their local communities.

“We hope to make more documents accessible online in the future for thousands more people to enjoy.”