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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken the decision to close the record office until further notice. We will not be able to undertake research or give collections advice at this time. We will put any further updates about the service on our website. We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Depositing Records

Depositing material with us

Are you thinking of depositing some of your records with us?

We regularly receive deposits of archival material, either on loan, or as a donation. In the case of a material taken on loan, the records remain the property of the depositor; though we undertake to store them securely, to preserve them and to make them available, under supervision, in our searchroom. A donation will transfer the ownership of the records to us, usually with rights over reproduction, exhibition and publication.

Please contact us if you are thinking of depositing material. We will be happy to discuss the type of deposit and any necessary arrangements. We will ask you to complete a Receipt for New Accessions form; which will tell us your contact details, whether it is a donation or deposit, and any restrictions upon access or use, as well as useful information about the records.

Our Collections Policy will give further information about the  sort of archive or local studies material we collect.