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Archives & Special Collections: IBA Archive

Please note: The term ‘IBA Archive’ incorporates the Independent Television Authority (ITA), Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and Cable Authority (CA) archives.

IBA Archive Database

Below is a copy of the IBA Archive catalogue database in PDF format. You can browse through it or narrow down your search using Ctrl+F on the keyboard of a computer or tablet, or by using the "Find in Page" function on your smartphone.

If you are having difficulty accessing the database, please contact us on or use the Chat function on the Library website.

Appointments to view material from the IBA archive can be booked through the same email address with a minimum of 10 working days notice. You will also need to complete the request form and sign the terms and conditions of access which can be downloaded below.

CORONAVIRUS - Library services updates: Both Libraries are closed and we cannot offer access to the Archives and Special Collections material until further notice; see here for the latest updates.  If you email us with a request to access, we'll log this and get back you when we can once again facilitate physical access to the material.