Accessing Special Collections and Archives
All restricted items – titles in closed access, special collections, or in an archive – can only be used with 14 days advance notice. Please complete the Request to Read Restricted Items Form (editable Word document here) and submit it in person to the Enquiry Desk or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Either the Archivist or Librarian will be in touch to arrange your visit.
View our Handling Guide here.
Many of our restricted items are 'closed' (meaning not openly available to read). This is to comply with data protection, ethical concerns such as privacy, and copyright. To access this information, you will need to complete and sign an 'Application to Read Closed Items' form, and submit this in advance.