From 9 July 2020 our opening hours will be Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm. You may book for the morning, afternoon or both sessions.
The office will close from 12:30pm to 1:30pm to allow for public areas to be cleaned and there will be no public access to the building during this time.
The office will not open on Saturdays, but this will be kept under review.
Local studies, including the computer, book and microfilm rooms, will remain closed.
Making an appointment
We're operating an appointment only system for visiting the Record Office and all material must be pre-booked. Please contact us at least a week in advance of your intended visit to discuss which items you wish to consult, providing reference numbers if you know them. Search the online catalogue to find out what is available or contact us for advice.
We cannot guarantee every item will be available as all material will be quarantined after use and no items will be retrieved or exchanged on the day.
If you prefer not to visit, our copying and research service is operating as usual.
Before you visit
If you do not already have an Archives Card, please register for one online in advance of your visit.
We'll not be issuing new cards at present, so you'll not need to provide ID, but by registering we'll be able to log your visit in case of contact tracing. See our privacy notice for more information.
If you feel unwell on the day of your visit, please call us to rearrange your appointment.
When you arrive
Please wait outside to be called into reception. For your safety, only one visitor at a time will be permitted in the reception area.
You'll be assigned a ground floor locker for your coat and bags and should wash your hands before consulting the material.
You'll need to bring your own pencils and paper to take notes as these cannot be provided. Pens are not permitted.
You can use your own device to take photographs of material in the collections.
There are 2 public computers available which must be booked in advance. One to one assistance with computers is not available at present.
If possible, we recommend that you bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free Wi-Fi to access the internet, including the Record Office online catalogue
Facilities and access
An accessible toilet is available.
There are no tea and coffee making facilities.
We have a small car park is on site which includes 3 disabled spaces.
We're currently unable to take any cash payments. Please pay using a contactless card whenever possible.
Derbyshire Record Office