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Archives & Special Collections: Policies

Rules and Policies

Please familiarise yourself with the rules and policies for accessing the Archives and Special Collections. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can ask at the Help Zone in the library or by emailing

Health and Safety information

Reading Room Rules

Photography and Copying

Data Protection

All use of the archives and special collections is governed by data protection legislation. Our advice to you on how to use the collections will depend on the age and content of the material.

How we process your data

When you complete a request form, we will keep this securely for statistics monitoring for a period of up to seven years. If you wish for your data to be removed from the system, please speak to a member of archives and special collections staff. Your information will not be used for any other purpose.