When you arrive

Record Office reception

Record offices or local studies libraries can seem a little confusing if you've never used one before. But from the moment you arrive staff are there to show you what to do.


When you first arrive staff will welcome you at reception and ask you to sign our visitors book.

If you're using the searchroom you'll be asked to leave all coats and bags (including laptop bags and handbags) in our secure lockers. These are on the first floor and are accessible by stairs or lift. If you're using the Local Studies Library you can keep your personal belongings with you.

You'll be asked to show us your CARN ticket if you're using the searchroom or your Derbyshire Library Card if you're using our computers. If you don't have either of these, staff will explain how to register for them. It's a good idea to bring some ID in case you do need to register for a card. 

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