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Information on visiting The Record Office from 19th July 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming more people back to the Record Office. However the health & wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority. We are therefore taking a more gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings for visitors and staff. Visits are still by pre-booking only although unlimited items can now be ordered on demand again. Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for revised booking procedures. Thank you for your patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. UPDATE: The Record Office will be open on SATURDAY mornings 21 August, 4 September and 18 September. We will be CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING from 25 September to 9 October (inclusive).

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.