Can I copy archive material?
We provide a copying service to researchers for the purposes of non-commercial research and private study. All orders are processed by members of staff for security and preservation reasons. We have a responsibility to ensure that our collections are safely preserved for the benefit of future generations, and copies will only be supplied if they can be made without risk of damage to the original. We do not photocopy photographs (although we can provide scanned copies), fragile items, rolled documents, bound volumes or documents containing private or sensitive information. For certain deposited collections the permission of the owner may also be required.
The charges for photocopying and scanning are:
• Photocopying – 30p/page
• Scanning – £5.00/scanned image (plus £2.00 if supplied on CD)
• Postage and packaging – £1.00
Orders for copies must be placed using the Copyright Declaration Form (pdf), which should be signed, clearly stating what items you would like copied. Arrangements can either be made to collect copies from the Archives or to have them sent to you once payment has been received. All orders will be completed within two weeks. There is a minimum £5.00 charge for remote orders for copying.
Researchers are permitted to take photographs of materials using digital cameras upon payment of a permit fee of £5 for one day or £20 for a week. Please be aware that when taking images with a digital camera it is your responsibility to conform to current Copyright legislation and a Permit for Digital Photography must be completed.