Study Centre users are able to use their own photographic equipment to make copies of certain classes of records within the Study Centre provided that they agree to certain conditions. A copy of the guidelines can be viewed by clicking here . Users who wish to photograph material within the Study Centre must first be registered as camera users and read and sign a copy of our Camera User Registration Form.
How Do I Become A Registered Camera User?
By completing the Camera User Registration Form and presenting it to the Study Centre Enquiry Desk. You only need complete the form once. We will then ask you to submit your camera for inspection by a member of the Reprographics Team. After inspection and a quick briefing you will be free to use your camera each time that you visit the Study Centre. Your Study Centre User Card will be marked to indicate that you are an approved camera user.
What Kind of Camera Can I Use In The Study Centre?
You can use either of the following:
• SLR camera
• Digital camera
You cannot use any of the following:
• Digital camcorder
• Mobile telephone camera
Flash photography is not permitted and you must be able to switch the flash off.
Is there a Charge For This Service?
Presently there is no charge for using an approved camera in our Study Centre.
Do I Need to Complete A Copyright Declaration Each Time I Use my Camera?
No – by signing the Camera User Registration Form you are agreeing to abide by copyright legislation each time you use your camera.
Can I Use The Images That I take With My Own Camera in A Publication?
No - by signing the Camera User Registration Form you are agreeing to make copies for personal research or study only. If you wish to use any image for publication you should refer to our Publications Guide and complete a Publications Request Form. Staff will be happy to discuss any publication request with you.
What Classes of Record May I Photograph?
Users may photograph material from the following classes of record only:
Records Subject to Crown Copyright
• Board of Trade records
• Census records
• Coroners records
• Hospital & Health Authority records
• National Coal Board and predecessor Coal Company records
• Quarter Session and Petty Sessions records
• 1910 Land Valuation records
Records of Northumberland County Council
• Records created by Northumberland County Council departments
If the document you wish to photograph falls outside of these classes of record you will not be permitted to photograph for yourself. You will be required to use our in-house Reprographics Service. No exceptions to this can be made. Staff are happy to advise further.