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Coventry Archives

Our Services

Accessing archive material

You will need to make an appointment.  Bookings for the production of documents must be received at the latest by 3.30pm the previous day.

You are advised to contact us prior to your visit to establish that the correct documents are being produced. To get the most out of your visit it is best to have a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. When you first arrive and talk to our staff, try to be as clear as possible about what it is you are trying to research. We will then be able to suggest the best methods to explore our resources.

We produce a series of in-depth guides to our records and a number of basic user guides providing a general overview and helping you start your research.


All charges are inclusive of VAT where applicable.


  • Photocopying and printing facilities from paper and microfiche/film and computer subject to copyright restrictions and condition.
  • Prints from images in the Pictures of Coventry collection.
  • Maps and plans may be reproduced depending on copyright restrictions and condition. All reprographic facilities will be charged for.
  • Enquiry service for users who cannot visit us in person. A fee will be chargeable for any research carried out
  • Heritage certificates for classic Coventry cars
  • Group visits and talks by prior arrangement.  


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