Library and Archive

The OS Library and archive has now transferred to the Bus Archive

The Bus Archive 


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The former Library & Archive of the OS is now part of The Bus Archive (BA).

 BA has three research centres open to the public:

 ·       Droitwich: holds original bus industry records

Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm (and other times by arrangement)

 ·       Walsall: holds published books, publicity items and photographs

Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 3pm (and other times by arrangement)

 ·       Acton: holds publicity items and original records of London Transport and predecessors

Open on the first and third Tuesday of the month 11am to 4pm

(and other times by arrangement)

 Booking in advance is essential:  


telephone 01922 629358 (lines open Mon to Thurs, 10am-3pm).

 A searchable catalogue is available at along with full details of how to get to the research centres.