Information for readers and researchers

Research enquiries

We offer an enquiry service where we will advise you on the sources we have to address your research topic, and we can carry out basic look-ups for you. For those who cannot visit in person we also offer a commissioned research service. 

Research appointments

Research appointments to consult material from our collections are available Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00. A professional librarian or archivist will be on duty during your visit - supported by our volunteer team - who will provide help and advice, and produce material for you from the strong room.

Please contact us in advance to make an appointment as this gives us an opportunity to discuss your research needs before you arrive and enables us to manage space in the reading room. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to accommodate your visit if you haven’t informed us in advance (though we will try).

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