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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 will need to have a CARN reader’s ticket or bring some identification showing both your name and address if you do not have one.

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.

Collection Guides
These provide an easy subject-by-subject way of accessing our collections, giving Collection Numbers and brief descriptions. 

User Information Leaflets
This is a series of leaflets designed for people using our facilities as quick reference guides on how to use the resources and records available

Other services

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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Email or call us on 024 7623 7521.

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