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Using the Archive Service

Handling documents

  • Food and drink are not permitted in the search room.
  • Please ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling documents, gloves will be provided if necessary.
  • Only pencils may be used.
  • Bags and heavy coats are not permitted at search room tables and must be stored in the lockers provided.
  • Please follow staff instructions for handling documents and ask for advice if ever unsure.
  • Some items may not be available for access as they are too fragile or are closed to the public; where this is the case, we will advise you as soon as possible.