Our searchroom is open to the public and admission is FREE. Here you will find details of the services available in the searchroom.
Feel free to contact us should you need any further help.
We ask all searchroom users to abide by our searchroom regulations. Please read these regulations before your visit.
Document production times
Due to reduced staffing in the public service team we are unable to produce documents from the strongrooms over lunchtime. Other services including photocopying may also be affected.
We close document production between 12 noon and 2.15pm, Wednesday to Friday.
The office will remain open during this period, with the searchroom staffed by one person.
Alternatively, you can plan ahead by reserving documents in advance of your visit. Please see below for more information about ordering documents in advance.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these changes may cause you. If you have any comments on the changes please leave your feedback form at reception.
Ordering documents in the searchroom
You may place an order to see an original document in our public searchroom.
All requests are dealt with as we receive them between 10-12noon and 2.15-3.30pm. We aim to produce all documents within 20 minutes of the request.
To order a document, you need to complete a document request slip with the full reference of the document. You can use our indexes and finding aids to identify the document reference. You can also use Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, our online catalogue, before you visit.
We only issue up to three documents at a time. If the documents contain loose papers we may only issue one at a time to prevent the papers from getting mixed up.
Ordering documents in advance
The references of the documents you need
Your CARN ticket number
The date and time that you wish to view them
A contact telephone number in case we need to discuss your order.
£5 for the first extra document
£1 for each subsequent document up to nine documents in total.
If you do not hold a valid CARN ticket, there will be a £3.00 administration fee, payable at reception when you visit.
Dedicated archive assistant
A dedicated archive assistant can be booked to assist researchers when examining a large collection. This is charged at £150 per day, including a one hour lunch break. Please contact us at least one week in advance to discuss your requirements. Please provide the date of your proposed visit and details of the collection you wish to consult.
Other searchroom services
We offer a number of other services which may help in your research including the provision of photocopies, the use of laptops and cameras, and help from our volunteers. [Read more]