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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).

Using the Record Office

Please help us to protect the written heritage of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and ensure that everyone can use and enjoy these resources. It is possible to make copies of most items in the collections: please ask staff for assistance if you wish to use your own camera or mobile device as a daily charge applies. See Our Services for more information on Copying and Publication and Copyright.

Below is a short guide to using the office, but if you are in any doubt please ask staff for help.

Please Do:

  • Ask for help if you need it and enjoy your visit
  • Sign in and out each time you visit
  • Put bags and other items in a locker
  • Use pencils or a computer to make notes
  • Keep food and drink away from the documents
  • Ask staff for help if you need to make or order copies
  • Handle all books and records carefully and with clean hands. If material is dirty, fragile or difficult to handle please ask for assistance.

 

Please Don’t

  • Be baffled – we are here to help you!
  • Use mobile phones or make excessive noise in the searchrooms
  • Eat or drink anything (including sweets and medication) in the searchrooom

 

If you have particular needs or would like to ask us about something in advance of your visit please contact us using the details below.