History buffs will be able to go behind the scenes and explore what’s on offer at the Kirklees Local Studies Library in Huddersfield.

As part of Local Community and History Month an open day is being held on Saturday May 25 (10am-3pm) at the Kirklees Local Studies Library in Victoria Lane.

West Yorkshire Archive Service will showcase collections for the public to explore and staff will be on hand to showcase online resources.

Visitors can also browse original documents relating to Kirklees’ rich and diverse heritage and there’s also an opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour the strongroom.

Visitors can also view the latest British Library Living Knowledge Network exhibition, Beyond the Bassline, a free display panel that shines a spotlight on different voices and perspectives to celebrate black British music.

The panel display documents 500 years of black music in Britain and explores the people, places and genres that have formed a British soundtrack.

Also on May 25, Holmfirth Library will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Whit Monday Flood in 1944 with the launch of a new walking trail, which tells the story of what happened.

Richard Parry, strategic director for adults and health, said: “Our library service has organised some brilliant activities and, as well as being great fun, these events give people the opportunity to improve their understanding of local culture and history.

“They also provide a vital resource for local partners, students and other educational organisations to support academic and personal research projects.

“Whatever your interests, I would encourage you to take a trip down memory lane and see what you can find.”