Facilities and access

Everyone is welcome to come and use the facilities at the Derbyshire Record Office.


There's a small car park on site, which includes three disabled spaces. A ramp leads you into the building where there's a lift to take you up to the first floor. Here you'll find toilets, including an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. We also have a break room with a drinks machine, where you can relax and eat your own refreshments. Lockers are available to leave your personal belongings.

The building is suitable for wheelchair users and buggies. If you need to look at microfilm please let us know before your visit, so we can try and give you a machine with the easiest access.

For anyone bringing along children we have free activity sheets to help keep them occupied while you do your research. 

Internet access

There's free wi-fi throughout the building and power points if you want to use your own laptop. Our public access computers give you free internet access.

Taking copies

You can make your own copies from microfilm and microfiche using our reader printer. 

If you'd like to use your camera or mobile phone to take images you can buy a photography licence. 

You can print from the public access computers. You can buy a memory stick from us to save records from the computer free of charge.

Meeting rooms

Book one of our well-equipped meeting rooms for your group or society to get together. 

Related documents

The following documents are in Word format. You can download software to view Word documents for free from the Word viewer page (opens in a new window) of the Microsoft website.