Hourly sessions are available throughout our opening hours. You are welcome to book multiple slots if you wish to stay more than one hour.

When you submit a request we’ll both receive an email confirmation. Microfilms are available on a self-service basis.

If you want to book a session in the reading room, please do so on our other booking page.

Please be aware that when making your booking, you are agreeing to the following guidelines:

  • You will delay your visit if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
  • All visitors must wash their hands before and after consulting original archives or microfilms, and frequently throughout their visit.
  • Food and drink is not permitted in Archives and Local History, with the exception of the Family History Room, where you may consume drinks, provided they have lids.
  • Archives and Local History is a quiet study area. Please set your laptop and mobile phone to silent. We ask that you take calls elsewhere in the building.

The personal information you submit will only be used to administer your booking.  It will not be used for any other purpose such as marketing, and it will be deleted one month after your appointment.

Microfilm Reader 1


Microfilm Reader 2


Microfilm Reader 3