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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers remains our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we will close our Record Office from 4pm on Wednesday 4 November. The closure of our Record Office, along with other cultural and heritage attractions across the nation, will mean tougher times ahead for those working in the sector. We hope to continue to support researchers by responding to enquiries and providing copies of records where possible. Please make use of our online catalogues and resources. We will let you know when bookings are open again. We’re all in this together and will make sure our approach reflects the latest government guidelines. Keep up to date by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow our social media channels.

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.