Archive Charges

The initial charge to use the Archives is £5.00. This covers our time searching on your behalf to see what would be relevant for you. If we have nothing, the charge is not refundable. However, we can usually point you to other possible depositories.

Researchers doing own research after the above:            

£5.00 per session, or if coming in a lot, 10 sessions for the price of eight.

Research by us doing the research on your behalf:

Each 30mins                                    £15.00            [This is normally within two weeks]

Photocopies:                        Fee b&w            Fee colour            Handling, Postage & Packaging

A4 per sheet                           50p                        £1.00                        HP&P >250g £4.00

A3 per sheet                           75p                        £1.50                                    ditto

Heavier items price on application 

Restrictions on Photocopying:

  • Items still in copyright are restricted to 5% of the whole
  • Those falling under the Privacy and related legislation cannot be copied.

The following types of materials cannot usually be photocopied:

  • Where an alternative exists to copy from e.g. digital photograph
  • Bound books printed 1800 or earlier
  • Volumes with tight bindings
  • Items larger than A3
  • Fragile, brittle or torn items
  • Volumes too heavy or large to be safely turned upside down
  • An attachment which cannot be removed
  • Original artwork or coloured manuscript

Photocopying is done by staff. If it is quiet this can be done on demand. At busy times it will be done later, and either posted to you (see charges above), or you may collect it from the Reception Desk during opening hours.

Photography Using Your Own Camera:

Per image taken                                                            £1.00

Per Digital copy of a Digital Image                                  £1.00

Photographs or Scans Made by Us for You:

Per item                                                                        £5.00

Banking Payments Made by Payer via Online Banking UK

HSBC 67 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BW

Sort Code: 40-19-22

Account Number: 61463845

Banking Payments from Abroad

Please ask for payments to our bank to be made in sterling

Cheques must be in sterling drawn on a bank with a UK branch

For online banking, again in sterling, our details are:

IBAN (international Bank Account number): GB64HBUK40192261463845

Bank identifier code: HBUKGB4129G

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