Plan Your First Visit and Use The Study Centre
How to find us:
We are open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm year round (excluding Bank Holidays)
Northumberland Archives is now a member of the County Archive Research Network, if you already have a CARN card please remember to bring it with you. If not, you will need to register for one. To do so, please provide official proof of identity validating your name with permanent address and signature. A driving licence, for example, is ideal as it proves all three.
Examples of documents that could contain the details required include:
Further information about the CARN system can be found here http://www.archives.org.uk/ara-in-action/campaigns-sp-1351194270.html
Rules and Regulations
Only pencils to be used in the Study Centre. No bags (including handbags), can be taken into our Study Centre. Secure lockers are provided for your use (these cost £1 and this is returned at the end of your visit) To read the complete rules please follow this link
Once you have registered you can enter the Study Centre to consult the indexes, catalogues, books, original documents and microforms. Duty staff will help you familiarise yourself with our systems. If at any time you need further advice and guidance please ask for assistance. All staff are identifiable via their Northumberland Archives uniform.
Using the Study Centre
In order to access original archive material you need to provide a document reference number. These can be obtained from the card indexes and/or the catalogues. There are catalogues and card indexes available for many of our collections and the staff are pleased to show you how to use them.
We do not operate a booking system and users do not need to request items or book a microfilm reader ahead of their visit. You can request to see up to 3 items at a time. We aim to produce documents from the strong rooms within 15 minutes of a user requesting the document. If there is likely to be a delay, we will inform you of this. Last requests for documents should be made by 3.30pm. All documents should be returned to the staff at the Study Centre desk by 4pm.
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