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Using the Archives

All visitors to the Archives must agree to abide by the following rules:

  • Visitors must provide two forms of proof of identity on their first visit to the Archives and sign a Researcher Registration Form
  • Visitors must sign the Visitors' Book on each visit to the Archives
  • No eating or drinking in the Archives 
  • Bags and coats should be deposited with Archives' staff and are not to be placed on work-surfaces
  • Pencils only are to be used in the Archives - no ink or ballpoint pens
  • Documents and items are not to be marked in any way
  • Documents and items are not to be leaned on or have working materials or other items laid on them
  • All items and files should be returned in the condition and order in which they were issued
  • Photocopying of documents is left to the discretion of the Archives' staff (a small charge will be incurred for this service)
  • Photocopied documents must be for the reader's own private research and a Photocopy Request Form must be signed
  • Photocopying of any documents must adhere to copyright law - no more than 10 per cent or 20 pages (whichever is the smaller amount) of a published document or work still in copyright can be photocopied.