Local studies at Barrow Library Services available at Barrow Library for research on local studies. Local studies at Kendal Library Services available at Kendal Library for research on local studies. Local studies at Penrith Library Services available at Penrith Library for research on local studies. Online local studies and family history We have a number of different online resources where you can search your family history and discover your past. Local Studies copies and fees Find out about our limited look-up and copying service if you are unable to visit our Local Studies libraries. Kendal Oral History Group The Kendal Oral History Group is made up of a small group of volunteers who undertake the recordings, transcriptions and other activities.