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Coventry Archives

Our Services

Accessing Archive Material:

Our Reading Room, housing our Local Studies material (including books, pamphlets, newspapers on microfilm, and genealogy websites) can be accessible to the public without the need for an appointment.

Our Research Room allows guests to view archival material within the collection. You will need to make an appointment if you would like to use this service. Bookings must be confirmed at the latest by 2pm the previous day.

Book via email:

Book via telephone: 024 7623 7583


Remote Research:

Archive Assistants will do their utmost to assist with remote research. Please contact the team via email or telephone, and staff will be able to advise on the relevant material we hold in our collection. The team will be able to scope our collection and recommend material in the collection, often with reference numbers, for your research. This is a free service. For additional research on items in the collection, a remote research fee will apply at £20 per hour. Additional charges for image scanning, copies, reproduction, and licensing will apply.

Free 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.


Our Charges:

All charges are inclusive of VAT where applicable.



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