Visiting & access

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The collections are open to researchers, students and members of the public by prior appointment during Library opening hours.

Access to the library space is via a short flight of stairs to the ground floor and then stairs or a lift to the 1st floor. A wheelchair lift is available to reach the ground floor.

(Please note that you do not need an appointment to view our exhibitions, but please check our opening hours in advance, and bring some provide proof of identity (e.g. driving licence or bank card) with you)

Please remember that our collections are increasingly available online. Please check the New and interesting section and About the Archives pages

“If all Archives services could be like this, doing research would be easier”
“The staff were so helpful and it was very easy to ask for certain materials”
*“As a researcher working from afar, I was pleased by the quick response, and by the amount of information available online”

Please see the following pages for further information: