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(a) In order to avoid accidents to the archives, readers are asked to use only a lead pencil to take notes, never a pen or ball point. Pencils may be purchased at the issue desk at a current charge of 35 pence.
(b) Readers should use yellow paper only. A4 pads may be purchased at the issue desk at a current price of £1.50.
(c) Readers are responsible for the documents issued to them and must not remove them from the search room. At the end of the day they are required to return the documents they have been using to the Archives staff. Readers will be issued with one file at a time. When demand is high (i.e. lunchtime) fewer documents may be produced for each reader.
(d) Papers must be handled with great care, kept in their correct order and each file returned in a tidy condition. Staff will advise on correct handling.
(e) Lap top computers may be used but the college accepts no liability and reserves the right to inspect computers prior to granting permission for their use.
(a) Belongings should be left in the lockers provided outside the search rooms (a £1.00 coin is required - this is returned). Readers are requested only to bring essential items into the search rooms and are asked not to bring large items of luggage to the Archives Centre - these cannot be brought into the search rooms.
(b) Hand-held photocopiers and scanners are not permitted. Digital and conventional cameras are permitted by prior arrangement only and are subject to certain restrictions. No flash photography is allowed.
(c) No smoking, drinking or eating is permitted in the Archives Centre.
(d) The Search Rooms are constantly monitored by security cameras.
(e) Readers may be asked to show the contents of their file/bags on leaving the Archives Centre.
For a small daily charge readers may use their own conventional or digital camera to make their own copies, subject to advance booking and advice of the Archives Centre staff. Please note that the Churchill Papers collection has been microfilmed and is online and that access copies are now routinely issued in place of the fragile originals. No flash photography is permitted, and restrictions may apply. Tripods and any equipment other than the camera are not permitted. Copyright declarations must be completed.
There is a photocopying service subject to restrictions, and our order form can be downloaded here. Information about copying original material and our price list is available. All photocopies are supplied for the purposes of private study (under the conditions defined in the 1988 Copyright Act) and must not be sold, circulated or recopied. Readers purchasing copies are required to sign an undertaking to this effect. A handling charge may be attached to some orders, please ask about this. There is no guarantee that the copying will be carried out before you leave the Archives Centre, in which case they will be sent electronically or posted to you.
We can also provide high resolutions/publication quality scans of images/documents as 24 bit Tiffs at up to 400 dpi for A3 documents and up to 600 dpi for A4 documents. For unusual items, including larger than A3 and fragile bound volumes, it will be necessary for the images/documents to be reproduced by an external supplier. As a result the charges may be higher and orders may take several weeks. (See our price list). As above, copyright restrictions apply.Back to top of page.
The Archives Centre exists primarily as a research library. It is not a commercial organisation, and cannot provide a dedicated research or supply service for the media.
Media companies are strongly advised to make contact with the Churchill Archives Centre at an early stage in their project so that the Centre's working practices and procedures can be explained. The Centre can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media companies are strongly advised to send a researcher to identify material that the media company may want copied. The Archives Centre cannot undertake to do lengthy or complicated research in the original files for the media company. The Archives Centre may agree to undertake simple searches but will charge £50 per hour or part thereof.
Material can only be copied (whether photocopy/scan/photograph) under the terms of our existing reprographics service. Media companies should allow at least 20 working days from submission of written order to supply. Material is normally supplied for private research only in accordance with the terms of the 1988 Copyright Act. Media companies obtaining copies for publication or broadcast will be required to show that they have obtained permission from the relevant copyright holder(s) prior to supply.Back to top of page.