Chesterfield Local Studies Library has five special collections.
The Stephenson railway collection
The Stephenson collection consists of books and pamphlets, illustrations, maps, and a few manuscripts. It reveals the contribution of George Stephenson to railway history and his connection with the Chesterfield area. It also covers the later development of the railway network in the area.
The Sitwell collection
This literary collection comprises over 500 printed volumes of the writings of the Sitwell family of Renishaw Hall.
The Coal Collection
A collection of books, periodicals and reports about coal mining.
The Coke-Steel Collection
Music books and scores with some original manuscript music collected by Roger Sacheverell Coke of Brookhill Hall, Pinxton.