Archives+ is a purpose-built showcase and repository for the region's archive and family history. Based in Manchester Central Library the Archives+ partnership builds on the appetite and demand for accessible community history and personal heritage.

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre is one of the main partners in Archives+, along with:

Archives+ offers a one-stop-shop for local and family history resources, from books, maps and original materials to self-service digitised items and online resources like Archives+ also brings Manchester’s history to life using interactive exhibits, sound and vision. It focuses on telling stories and helping us identify with our past. Our history isn't just about the great and the good, it's about personal testimony from ordinary people: a child in the cotton mill, the navvy, the land girl.